An Engaged Mind Stays Stronger for Longer
We can never really avoid the fact that time will take a toll on our minds. However, we can do quite a bit to keep our minds as healthy as they can be. Most often, the things we can do will coincide with what makes us healthy overall. These things include staying active in all areas of our lives. Let's take a look.
Pretty much everyone has heard about the fact that staying physically active helps our hearts stay strong. However, did you know that by staying active and exercising on a regular basis you can actually help your brain stay more vital for longer? This is because the brain is an organ like any other and benefits from keeping our blood flowing and getting our heart rate up. Physical activity can do wonders. One major benefit from regular exercise is, believe it or not, is staving off dementia. If your loved one does not like exercise, we can work with them to encourage them to stay as active as possible in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Exercise is not just physical. There are actually mental exercises as well. However, this is not really as intimidating as it sounds. Your loved one can do plenty of mental exercises without busting out a calculator. Working out mentally can be as simple as learning something new, using a computer, playing a game, or doing a craft.
Your loved one may be lonely. Many older adults are. This is actually quite an alarming fact because it can impact their mental health. Humans are social animals, so, it is very important for us to interact with others on a daily basis.
With a caregiver around, your loved one will have someone to talk to and spend time with during the day. At the same time, with a caregiver, your loved one can stay in touch with family and friends via social media. However, they can also go out more often without worrying about putting their safety at risk.
We Can Help
We have helped thousands upon thousands of seniors across the country stay sharp. Here is how we can help:
- We can remind your loved one to take their medication and eat on a regular basis;
- We can help them with light housekeeping, meal preparation, and cooking;
- Incidental transportation;
- Encouraging them to take part in things that bring them joy.
To find out more, contact us today!