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725 Coronation Blvd B8 Cambridge, ON N1R 0B6, Canada

About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

Areas Served

Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Cambridge, ON provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Cambridge: Cambridge

About You

Being involved in your loved one’s care is important since you are the person who knows them the most. You know everything about their needs, wants, desires and preferences, likes and dislikes, habits, routines, concerns and all the other things that make them an individual.

Home Care Tips for Improving Memory for Seniors

Senior care  |  November 12, 2021

Nearly 40 percent of people above the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. For seniors with memory issues, obtaining care while residing in their homes can improve their quality of life. This is true for those with minor memory problems that result from age or for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other kinds of memory loss. A familiar atmosphere can reduce uncertainty and enhance mental engagement, and being surrounded by beloved things and memory cues can encourage a sense of connection and peace.

Home Care Tips for Improving Memory for Seniors

For older adults, some states improve over time and have a notable effect on memory. However, changes in the lifestyle may control memory problems and help seniors continue to remain independent at home with little help from loved ones or a professional caregiver.

  • Mental exercise: Research has revealed memorization helps keep the brain healthy. Learning how to play an instrument or fix a car, and even training others, encourages the brain’s circuits.
  • Take a class: Formal education molds the brain through the learning process. For those that want to retain their mind sharp, many colleges and universities offer courses at an affordable cost or for free to seniors.
  • Socialize: Seniors who regularly communicate with friends, family, and community are less likely to undergo cognitive decline and can feel a better sense of overall wellbeing. Those who are unable to drive can seek help from family and friends to get to social engagements or seek the assistance of a caregiver.
  • Get up and move: Exercise is a great way to keep the mind sharp. Seniors that are interested in improving their physical activity should consult with a physician before beginning an exercise plan.
  • Eat well: Good nutrition helps the mind and the body. Healthcare professionals can recommend dietary guidelines and/or supplements that can help with memory issues.
  • Believe in yourself: Scientists are not sure why self-efficacy resembles to ward off mental decay, but it may have to do with a person’s skill to handle stress.
  • Organize the home. Creating to-do lists, calendars, finding a dedicated spot for keys and items that are often lost, and ensuring that things are put back after use can help those with memory issues feel comfortable and confident.
  • Get enough sleep. Seniors should take enough steps to improve their sleep. Sleep deprivation may cause memory loss.

Engaging the mind regularly can help older adults continue to live with purpose, connection and joy. To learn how expert caregiving can help seniors stay active, social, and engaged, contact Comfort Keepers® Cambridge office today.

Comfort Keepers® Can Help

Our goal is to provide quality in-home care that helps seniors and their families. The customized care plans we create for our clients include companion care, respite care and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Comfort Keepers Cambridge’s caregivers can give transportation services, assist physician-prescribed exercise and diet regimens, provide companionship. We elevate the human spirit through compassionate and joyful care.

References

Normal Aging vs Dementia.  Alzheimer Society of Canada.  Web 2020.

Psychology Today. Physical Activity Improves Cognitive Function. Web. 2014.

Verywell Mind. Self-Efficacy and Why Believing in Yourself Matters. Web. 2019.

U.S. News & World Report. 5 Secrets to staying sharp as you age. Web. 2015

WebMD. 1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Issues. Web. 2018.

Mayo Clinic. 7 Tips to Improve Your Memory. Web. 2018.

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