Edmonton Senior Health | May 13, 2022
Keeping The Senior Mind Healthy & Active | While decreased mental capabilities are a normal part of aging, it is important to keep in mind that healthy lifestyle choices can prevent memory loss and other cognitive issues. At Comfort Keepers Edmonton, we have a vast experience helping older adults adopt and maintain healthy, mind-boosting routines that do wonders for both their cognitive health and mood.
Most people know that physical activity plays an important role in human health, keeping our bodies in good shape and condition. However, not too many folks are aware that exercising also comes with plenty of benefits for the mind. For example, medical professionals believe that engaging in physical activity on a regular basis can even prevent dementia! According to a study that followed women over 65 determined that those who walked more during the day were healthier and less likely to experience a diminishment in their mental abilities.
#DYK – According to a study that followed women over 65 determined that those who walked more during the day were healthier and less likely to experience a diminishment in their mental abilities.
Understanding the benefits of physical activity, at Comfort Keepers Edmonton, we encourage seniors to stay physically active and assist them with their personalized exercise routines.
Not many people know that mental exercises exist and that they really work. Researchers discovered that even those daily activities we perform every day, like using a computer, can keep our brains healthy for longer; slowing down the effect aging has on our mental capacities.
Comfort Keepers Edmonton promote mental activity among our clients, making sure that the activities they perform bring them joy and mental engagement as well. Some of the most common activities for seniors include board games, puzzles, baking, gardening, and sewing.
#DYK – Seniors age 65 and older should get at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking) every week.https://familydoctor.org/exercise-seniors/
Loneliness can take a serious toll on both our mental health and agility. Since socializing brings happiness to our lives and also provides opportunities for mental exercise, we make sure that our caregivers are compatible with the clients they care for so that they could develop a strong, positive bond and enjoy the experience.
Our care providers assist and support seniors with decreased mental functions. We provide the following services:
We have worked with many seniors diagnosed with dementia and we can ensure that your loved one leads an active, happy life at home, regardless of their condition. We offer personalized care plans that can be altered at any time and provide unparalleled flexibility in terms of scheduling care. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help your parent!
Comfort Keepers can help. Our caregivers can provide wellness support, remind clients to take medication, provide transportation to scheduled appointments, and support physician-prescribed exercise regimens and diets. As part of an individualized care plan, caregivers can let a senior’s care team know if there are changes in behavior or physical characteristics. Our goal is to see that clients have the means to find the joy and happiness in each day, regardless of age or acuity.
To learn more about our in-home care services, contact your Comfort Keepers Edmonton today.