What is Mental Exercise?

Category: Others

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Mental exercises may improve mental health in an individual.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Memory problems 13 8
General health 11 5
Parkinson's disease 4 2
Brain fog 3 5
Fibro fog 1 0
Ischemia stroke 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mental Exercise

Side effect Patients
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Mental Exercise

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 3
30 min daily 3
1 other daily 1
8 hr weekly 1
5 daily 1
daily 1

Duration

Currently using Mental Exercise

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 10
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 5
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2 patient evaluations for Mental Exercise

Jan 12, 2017 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I still am involved with genealogy projects. Currently I am transcribing & annotating my grandfather's diaries-1934 to 1944. I have written several stories about various people in my family tree. I attend a genealogy meeting at our local library monthly. I also belong to a reiki group that meets monthly, I see clients in my home, and I teach reiki. I still belong to a small, informal book group that meets every other week. I am still involved with my photography and I produce a family calendar every Xmas for 9 families. I also do crossword puzzles, play solitaire, and mahjong to keep sharp. I also keep up with my correspondence via email as well as snail mail.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 2, 2016 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue with crossword puzzles and now do some on line.  I am still doing the solitaire, mah jong, both on computer.  I am still greatly involved with genealogy research and writing, a book group, reiki, and my correspondence.  I also do photography and I make greeting cards featuring my photos of flowers & gardens.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 2, 2016 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue to enjoy crossword puzzles, solitaire.  I am still very involved in Family History and write frequently about my ancestors lives.  I have written a book about one of my ancestors, and a few  papers on other ancestors.  I also belong to a genealogy group, a book group, and a reiki circle.  I keep very busy with these interests.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2014 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I continue to do crossword puzzles, word puzzles, quizes on line, and solitaire to keep sharp. I also do genealogy, writing many stories of the lives of my ancestors.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 14, 2011 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for memory problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I do crossword puzzles, read, write, and play solitaire.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Apr 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Weekly

Feb 20, 2010 (Started Apr 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Weekly

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Apr 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Apr 02, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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