Whilst everyone who suffers a brain injury has different symptoms there are many cognitive issues that are more common. Whilst I am still trying to develop my skills I thought I would share with you things that have helped me come this far.
Cogmed Online Training
Annette from Headway set me up on Cogmed brain game training which I could do at home.
To begin with looking at it I assumed it was easy, but its not if you have a brain injury. But the brain is like a muscle, if you keep training and practising it will get better.
It allows you to measure what you’re good at and your progress. That is so important because you need to be able to see you are improving as otherwise it can be difficult to process how far you have come.
It is designed to develop your working memory which many patients report as being an issue. It’s simple to use and although it can feel laborious and frustrating sometimes, you can take a break when your struggling. It’s best to do in the morning before you have worn yourself out as you will get better results. Most patients struggle with fatigue so you do need to take that into account.
Peak brain game training
Available on Apple and Android devices it allows users to develop their skills in language, problem solving, memory, focus, mental agility, emotion and coordination.
It has helped you me and I really enjoy it. You can download it for free or upgrade for extra freedom on which games you play. Each day it gives you some games to try and you can see how well you perform against the average in your age group. By giving you different tasks you are training different areas of your brain, and so it helps anyone.
Have you discovered a brain game training app that you really enjoy, and how has it helped you?