Apr 12, 2018 by Garrett Hafler
One of the many worries that plagues people as they age is that they will lose some of their mental capacity or they will lose some of their memories. While there are some diseases that can cause you to forget memories and we have no control over those, there are some preventable steps you can take to help keep as much of your memory and brain function as possible. Changes can be implemented no matter your current age and you can only grow with time, so that is something to keep in the back of your mind. Below, our elderly home care team will discuss some tips and steps you can take to keep your brain sharp.
Good nutrition. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can be averted or at minimum, the risks decreased, with a diet that is rich in fish, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Of course, before you make any significant changes to your diet, you want to check with your healthcare professional first. Senior who may need help with shopping, cooking, or cleaning up after meals can rely on their elderly home care provider to assist them.
Mental exercises and learning. There is strong evidence to show that learning long term can help keep your mind sharp. Research has indicated that the process of learning helps to give the brain a workout and keep it sharp, especially in the areas of retained memory. You should play memorization games and work on your mental memory to help keep your mind sharp.
Physical activity. You have likely heard talk that physical activity is good for seniors and it is. In fact, it can help keep you healthier and it will make you feel better in the long run too. Physical activity is a wonderful way to keep the mind sharp. Our elderly home care experts can help your loved one work out too.
The team at Comfort Keepers cares about your loved one’s overall health and our team of elderly home care professionals are ready to work with your loved one to keep their mind sharp.