Keeping your elderly family member’s brain strong is one of the best ways to help her to avoid memory problems and cognitive difficulties. But can you really do that?
Use Calendars and Reminders
Calendars and reminders are a fantastic way to help bolster your elderly family member’s memory. They’re always right there and your senior doesn’t have to keep those facts and dates clogging up her brain. When she knows where to look for the information she needs, she’s always got it at hand.
Set up a Home Base for Specific Items
Some items are just determined to get lost. For your aging adult, those items might be her keys, her glasses, or her ID. If you can set up a specific location for those items that tend to go on walkabout, you can reduce the likelihood that you have to go on a big hunt for them. Pick a basket on the kitchen counter or a key rack near the door.
Keep Her Active
Staying physically and socially active is an amazingly easy way to help keep your senior’s brain and memory strong. She might want to visit friends, volunteer at various events, or any number of other ideas. But the very act of keeping herself going and involved is going to keep her brain going.
Assess Her Diet and Her Resting Habits
What your senior eats and how much rest she gets is also going to factor into her brain health. If she’s relying on lots of packaged foods, she’s getting empty calories that don’t do her as much good as you’d like. Likewise, without the rest that she needs, her brain gets tired more easily. It’s worth looking deeper at both of these factors and starting to make small improvements as you can.
Help Her to Find New Skills to Learn
Nothing fires someone’s brain up like learning a new skill of some sort. Your senior might enjoy playing a new game or taking a class. The new skill itself doesn’t really matter as much as the act of learning something new does. Try a variety of different ideas until she finds the one that she likes best.
Trouble with memory doesn’t automatically mean that your senior is destined to develop dementia. Helping her to use tools that bolster her memory and keeping her active in all sorts of areas in her life are all excellent solutions. You might also want to hire senior care providers to take over some of the more mundane tasks in your senior’s life. That way she can focus on the fun aspects of strengthening her memory.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional Senior Care Services in Weddington NC, please call the caring staff at BlueDot Cares today, (704) 586-9248.
Kevin’s passion to inspire independence has helped over 40,000 local families regain independence in the home.It was through helping these families that Kevin identified a gaping hole in the health care sector.People want to recover and age at home and current in-home care options make it hard and inefficient to do so.Families have to piece together providers for the needs of their loved ones.
Kevin founded BlueDot Cares to fix this challenge for families.BlueDot’s family of companies provides a synergy of care allowing loved ones to recover or age where they want to – at home.Families can feel comfort that their loved ones not only have the most supportive and best caregivers; but also, they will have the equipment they need to remain safe at home.
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