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, 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.
Mental Benefits of Physical Activity
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.
Understanding the benefits of physical activity, at Comfort Keepers, we encourage seniors to stay physically active and assist them with their personalized exercise routines.
Benefits of Mental Exercises
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.
We 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.
Benefits of Socializing
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.
We Help Seniors with Worsened Mental Functions
Our care providers assist and support seniors with decreased mental functions. We provide the following services:
- Medication, food, and fluid reminders
- Assistance with household tasks and chores, such as cooking and cleaning
- Transportation in the area
- Running errands
- Companionship and interaction
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!