Data from Alzheimer’s Association tells us that, in the US, 1 in 9 people age 65 or older has dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The projection also shows that this number is expected to continue rising in the coming years. We have many long-term care patients who have dementia. This is why we want to help other older adults to lower their risk of cognitive decline.
As a provider of quality medicare and home care in Broward, Florida, we suggest the following activities keep your mind young:
- Engage in mind exercise
A study found that people over the age of 50 who regularly engage in games such as sudoku and crossword puzzles have a better cognitive functions. Our non-medical home care includes companionship, so elders have someone to do these activities with.
- Communicate constantly
Having substantive conversations with other people not only keeps our hearts warm but also exercises our brains. When we provide veterans aid and attendant in Broward, Florida, we assist them in calling their family members or friends.
- Participate in meaningful activities
Studies show that seniors who volunteer in charity or community events are less likely to have dementia. Being physically and socially active in these events also helped improve their cognitive abilities. Our senior care includes non-medical transportation so our senior clients can go to events they want to attend.
At Loving Arms Home Care Services, we provide a wide array of senior and veteran care services. Our services help seniors stay independent and active while living in their homes.