June 7, 2018: Join us at the Reno Bridge Center for the 6th annual “The Longest Day” fundraising event supporting Alzheimer’s disease care and research. Held annually during the week of June 21st, the longest day of the year, tournaments are played all day long.  Last year, the Old man with wallkerAlzheimer’s Association shared the results of a large-scale clinical trial in Finland that demonstrated the benefits of combining cognitive training and social activity — two of bridge’s chief benefits — with other lifestyle elements: that multiple changes in lifestyle can improve memory and thinking in those at risk for cognitive decline.

A 2014 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that playing card and board games can help older people retain their mental sharpness. Researchers discovered that the frequency of playing games is associated with greater brain volume in several regions that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Those who played more frequently also scored higher on cognitive tests.  So come June 21st and play the worlds most popular card game.