Home Care Providers from Comfort Keepers Focuses on Senior Minds in Lakeland and All of Polk County, FL
Our home care provides help seniors maintain a healthy routine that benefits a senior’s mood and mind in Lakeland, F
Staying Active and Mental Benefits
An active mind is a healthy mind. Staying active, through physical activities, may also help keep dementia at bay. One study, including women over 65, found that women that walked more often experienced less mental decline than women that walked less often.
Seniors don’t need a gym pass or to go to a health club to benefit from physical activity. Our home care providers will help seniors safely walk around the block or engage in exercise. When exercise becomes a routine, it will allow a senior to benefit both mentally and physically from additional movement.
Mental Exercises and the Brain
Mental exercises help develop a strong mind. Studies show that the effects of aging on the brain can be slowed through simple tasks, such as crafts or playing on the computer. Reading a book or playing puzzles can also help. Our home care providers work with seniors to find hobbies that they enjoy playing to keep their minds active.
A few of our go-to hobbies that most seniors seem to like are:
- Board games
We'll work with seniors to find the mental activities that the senior enjoys the most.
Socializing is a Piece of the Puzzle
A social senior is a mentally healthy senior. Loneliness and depression can set in when a senior doesn’t get the same level of socialization that they’re used to having. Mental agility comes from interacting with others.
Our home care providers provide companionship and the socialization seniors need to maintain long-term memory.
If a senior already has diminishing mental functions, our team can help them stay on track with their care plan. We'll assist in a variety of ways, including:
- Regular reminders for feeding and medication
- Help with chores and cooking
- Driving to doctor’s appointments or to run errands
We'll also provide a helping hand when seniors engage in activities. Our home care providers have experience dealing with diminishing mental capacity, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Call us today to discuss how our customized care plans can improve your senior’s life.