Apr 20, 2018 by Jim McNabb
Many seniors and their loved ones are worried that the elderly individual’s mental acuity will diminish over time. As part of the natural aging process, you do lose some of your mental acuity, but it does not have to be concerning and there are ways that you can preserve your memory. Your loved one’s home health care professional can assist your loved one in making sure that his or her brain stays sharp and does not diminish in its capacity. Below, you will find some steps your loved one can take to improve his or her mental sharpness.
Social Interaction. Home health care providers say that social interaction with others outside of the senior’s home can help improve their sharpness. The reason behind this is because many seniors who live at home avoid hobbies or going out into public and thus remain inside all day. They are likely to suffer from depression and cognitive decline. Your loved one should get out of the house and attend community events and participate in events that interest them. Should they need help getting around, our home health care team can assist.
Believing in one’s own ability. Research has shown that seniors who believe in their own ability are more self-sufficient and they do not experience mental decline as quickly as others. It is thought that the reason behind this is because seniors who believe in their abilities are more resilient and can overcome challenges better.
Home health care experts at Comfort Keepers can assist your loved one in keeping their mind sharp. Our team is committed to providing your beloved senior with superior services designed to keep them independent and in their home without mental decline. If you would like to learn more, do not hesitate to call us at your convenience.