By leading a brain-healthy lifestyle and protecting your brain, studies have shown us that mental exercises are commonly associated with the prevention of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. By enhancing memory and attention, improving your brain health and performance, mental exercise can be a powerful preventative measure and play a large part in building up the mind's resistance to the damage of the brain. This cognitive reserve is the brain's facility to be resilient when attacked and the more the connection between the families of neurons is impenetrable, the more the human being is able to prolong the impact of disorders like Alzheimer’s disease when they intrude upon the brain. Questions regarding what particular activity should be engaged, should we undertake tough studying practice and again for how long or should we just play relaxing board games are being raised. Even though the answers are not yet apparent, there is strong belief that utilizing different areas of the brain increases our ability to counteract Alzheimer’s disease and encouragement must therefore be implemented in the engagement of various types of mental activities, whether it be mental calculations, memorization or just by playing chess or scrabble.