Focusing on brain health can be crucial for seniors, even if they may not know it. This is something that senior home care can focus on and something the whole family can encourage. No matter what age you are, taking care of your brain is crucial. It may be something a senior has never even thought of.
Senior home care can provide some of the best companionship to help your senior feel less alone but still live independently. Many people wish to age in place, but it can be hard without the help of a professional. One of the many benefits of senior home care is it can also ensure a senior stays healthy. They can do this by being their friend, meal planning, encouraging exercises, and finding small ways to improve brain function.
One of the best ways to improve brain health is by being creative. Seniors may not think much of being creative, but it’s true. A study was done that showed seniors who participated in arts and crafts delayed having memory problems and “thinking old.” Researchers studied middle-aged and older adults, and found that 73% who engaged in crafts were much less likely to develop cognitive impairment. If that isn’t enough reason to start encouraging your seniors to do creative activities, what is? Take a look at these ideas that could help maintain brain function in seniors.
Sketching Every Day
Even just ten minutes can help a senior relax and practice mindfulness. If they aren’t good at doodling or drawing, they can try journaling. They can even do this at the end of the day and reflect on what they did throughout the day. It may help jog their memory and reflect on habits that may need to change.
Going To An Art Class
There are tons of local classes and senior home care can drive a senior to a local art class. This is a fun way to learn a new skill and get out of the house. It’s also a great way to socialize. A senior community center may have something strictly for older adults which can be very fun.
Cooking Lunch and Dinner
Senior home care can help meal prep and cook but they can also allow seniors to get involved. Once a week have home care ask the senior to pick out a recipe and cook together. This can ensure it is a safe activity and still helps improve cognitive functions.
Listen To Music
If a senior can still go dancing there may be local dance classes that also provide ways to listen to music. There may even be online dance classes for seniors to enjoy if they want to practice at home.
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