At Home Senior Care for Seniors in the Inver Grove Heights, East Bloomington, Eagan MN & surrounding areas in Minnesota
Offering at home senior care that can help keep your loved one's mind healthy in Inver Grove Heights, MN and the surrounding areas
What do physical exercise, mental stimulation, and socialization have in common? According to recent research, they are all key components in keeping the senior mind strong and vital. While genetics does play an important role in determining a senior's risk for brain-related ailments like dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and cognitive decline, doctors have discovered that lifestyle choices play an enormous part as well.
Just as active bodies tend to be more fit, engaged minds stay stronger. Even better, science has found that the senior mind responds to a whole lot more than crosswords and Sudokus. In fact, just about anything that keeps the mind active will reduce the risk of dementia. Simply choose a hobby that can keep you busy on a regular basis, and one of our at home senior care providers can help you pursue that interest. This includes crafting, playing cards, dancing, gardening, scrapbooking, sewing, baking, and so forth. Just try to limit passive brain activities like watching tv and movies.
Recent research also found that regular physical activity does more than simply decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. If that isn't enough, it turns out that regular physical exercise also reduces the risk of dementia, and the exercise can be as simple as walking. Not surprisingly, those who walk more on average have a lower risk of dementia and a decline in mental abilities.
Doctors have long known that socialization reduced the risk of loneliness and depression. Now, they are learning about the important role positive social interaction plays for the senior mind overall. Socialization taps into memories, decision making skills, and other areas of mental agility. Seniors who have a strong social network and healthy social life have lower risks of dementia and cognitive decline. Our at home senior care includes companionship services that provide someone who is happy to listen to and engage you in conversations.
Comfort Keepers’ at home senior care can help you remain physically and mentally active while providing opportunities for invaluable socialization. We can also provide necessary in-home supports should memory loss or cognitive decline arise. For more information on the senior mind or the many ways Comfort Keepers can maximize your freedom, independence, and quality of life, contact a care coordinator today.