In the same token, scientist surmised and were proven correct, brain function loss can also be recovered and improved if it has its own form of exercise. Neurons It had been long established by science that neurons (nerve cells) are unique in that they will atrophy and die if they do not receive stimulations (either electrical or chemical) from their neighboring cells. Present struggles Today, many of these adults have problems processing information quickly. They would have problems at check-out counters and in other areas where speed is needed to get by. Usually, they would have problems balancing their checkbooks or paying bills. Many would be having problems understanding and managing their own health care needs. In May 2005, Nintendo debuted Brain Age in Japan, where it reached initial sales of 43,000 copies which eventually reached millions after its international release. A study in the University of Bern, Switzerland proved that fluid intelligence can be improved through different brain games and exercises. Recent studies indicate that the Mediterranean diet (lots of fruits and vegetables, olive oil, moderate dairy and red meat, eggs and wine) tops the others as the most ideal so far. The same goes with antioxidant-rich food such as spinach and green cabbage as well as blueberries and raspberries. Other brain foods include those rich in selenium and folic acid like whole wheat and lima beans. With the gathered information, doctors would be able to design the proper series of treatment protocols that will fit the needs of the patient. Brain plasticity The whole concept of brain training hinges on the theory of brain plasticity. In the old days, scientists erroneously thought the brain s network is already fixed with the onset of aging and that old people could not learn any more new information. You should be able to think out of the box in order to arrive at answers and succeed. By constantly exposing yourself with such activities you will have increased levels of intuition, memory, concentration, and creativity. There are other means of exercising the right area of your brain. Play along and utilize your non dominant hand to write or draw.