Home Care Companies and Alzheimer's
Home care companies can make significant differences in the lives of seniors with Alzheimer's. It is no secret that Alzheimer's is highly prevalent among today's seniors. According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's afflicts 5.4 million Americans, with one in eight senior Americans currently affected.
However, the good news is that, according to the AARP, Alzheimer's is not an inevitability that all seniors must face. In fact, there are several ways in which the AARP suggests that seniors can help fight or prevent the onset of Alzheimer's. And thankfully, home care companies such as Comfort Keepers® provide many services to assist a senior in performing the very activities suggested for maintaining better health.
The AARP suggests many ways in which seniors can keep their bodies and minds active and fit, thus reducing or delaying the instance of Alzheimer's, dementia and many other physical and mental illnesses prevalent among seniors. Those activities suggested include staying active with exercise, learning new skills and eating healthfully.
Many home care companies such as Comfort Keepers provide services to help seniors stay active and exercise, no matter what their level of flexibility or physical fitness. Comfort Keepers service providers lead seniors in activities such as daily walks through the neighborhood, through a park or at a store; lead and assist seniors in gardening, cooking or dancing; or other simple daily tasks that contribute to health and fitness including household chores of vacuuming, dusting, organizing, cleaning and much more.
Service providers from home care companies such as Comfort Keepers also participate and lead seniors in other activities that help keep their minds sharp. Care providers offer companionship to seniors including participating in activities and pastimes that a senior enjoys, such as puzzles, games, reading, writing and more. Care providers can help seniors learn new activities or skills that they had not tried before, helping to keep minds active, engaged and interested in the many things that life has to offer.
Comfort Keepers care providers also help to ensure that seniors eat healthfully and receive the proper nutrition. Care providers assist seniors with shopping or perform shopping duties so that seniors don't have to, as well as prepare meals for seniors or with seniors. Proper nutrition and healthful meals are shown to increase seniors' physical, emotional and mental well-being, as good foods provide energy and nutrients necessary to maintain healthy bodies and good spirits, enabling seniors to tackle any activity they so choose, and helping to fight all-too-prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer's.