Author: Chris DeWald for Stroke Network.org

Often faced with “you have reached your insurance limit” or “we believe you have reached your possible learning rehabilitation,” we want to give up. Stroke denial can take a perilous turn in our lives especially if it is garnished by people that surround us with a negative attitude.

Don’t let anyone take your resolve away. I did not believe that I was different and that was for sure a denial. Now whether you are in denial or not, I am here to show you some ways to assist to get that brain motivated. Gee, if you have fun along the way, more power to you.

First, many of you are faced with monetary restrictions. In other words “No Cash”…..You found yourselves here so that is a great start. For me, I found myself with that 6 month waiting period for SSI . No cash flow. However, I found I had skills left to research on the computer for places on the internet that were “free” without any downloading. Just go there and “have fun” and also retrain that brain.

I enjoy the site www.gamesforthebrain.com .

The list include:

Dragger | Counterfeit | Guess the Colors | Rotate | Rotate² | Chinese Checkers | Colored Lines | Masterpieces | Mastercards | Sudoku | Reversi | Mastermind | TwinCol | NumberHunt | MineHunter Crime Scene | Mahjongg Solitaire | What Was There? | The Image Quiz | TriviaNut | Guess the Flag Marsmoney | Memocoly | Checkers | Chess Lettermaze | Anagramania | Guess the Place! | Letterama | SquareWords | What Word? | Spellice What Did I Search For? | The WordHunt Game | SpeedType | SpeedRead

This site has the ability to select languages. There is no sound and that is great for people with brain injuries. Mastercards is similar to an old favorite TV show called “Concentration.” Use Dragger to put pieces together to form a picture. Masterpieces will remind you of therapy and memory. Mastermind is an advance therapy version of masterpiece. Number hunt brings out your math abilities and eye coordination…Hey Gang, Have mouse will travel.

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Another good site for Brain Exercise is www.fitbrains.com and Lumosity .