At Home Senior Care Improves Mental Health In Elmhurst, IL
Comfort Keepers provides at home senior care in Elmhurst, IL that can help to improve your mental health.
Many seniors worry that they will not be able to safely age in place due to diminished mental abilities, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. They understand that many of the risk factors related to cognitive decline and mental challenges are genetic. What many seniors do not know is that recent research shows that lifestyle choices also play a major role in determining one's risk for memory loss and diminished cognitive skills. This means that by making good choices, you can actively reduce your risk factors while also improving your overall quality of life. For those who may need a little assistance along the way, Comfort Keepers at home senior care provides caregivers who are skilled and experienced at helping seniors make healthy lifestyle choices.
You probably know that regular physical fitness is good for the body, but exercise is also good for the mind. In addition to releasing endorphins, the body's "feel good" chemicals, regular physical exercise also helps the senior mind stay healthy. The exercise does not need to be extreme, difficult, or expensive either. In fact, studies link simple walking with reduced risk of cognitive decline with more average distance logged leading to fewer risks of mental decline.
Exercising the mind is also important, and researchers have found that it does not take specialized programs or routines to do so. Most anything that keeps the mind active will help. This means that your favorite hobby can keep your mind strong as long as you participate in it on a regular basis. Our at home senior care services can help you pursue interests in gardening, crafting, sewing, scrapbooking, dancing, playing games, working puzzles, and any other hobby you might be interested in. To improve the senior mind, just keep the brain active while limiting passive activities like watching tv and movies.
Of course, some seniors will still experience cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's, or another brain-based disorder. In these instances, Comfort Keepers’ at home senior care can provide the help and assistance needed to safely age in place. From light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation to medication reminders, personal care services, and local transportation, Comfort Keepers will custom-tailor a care plan to meet your individual and unique needs.
For more information about the senior mind or to learn more about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help you maximize your freedom, independence, safety, and quality of life, contact a care coordinator today.