Sep 6, 2018 by Katie Fielmann
Comfort Keepers elder care at home is known for its exceptional dementia and Alzheimer's care as well as standard homemaking and personal care support for daily living tasks. What many people do not know is that Comfort Keepers also helps seniors strengthen their memory and boost brain power, so they can minimize memory lapses and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
For example, seniors who receive elder care at home often require assistance with exercise, local transportation, and meal preparation. While these tasks may seem simple, when combined with Comfort Keepers trademarked Interactive Caregiving model of care, seniors can experience extra benefits such as improved brain health.
Regular physical exercise increases oxygen levels in the brain while releasing anti-stress and anti-depressive chemicals into the bloodstream. Meals high in B-vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat and sugar help keep the brain functioning at optimum levels. Socialization with family and friends keeps a senior's brain active. Comfort Keepers caregivers can help seniors in each of these areas.
Other brain-boosting tips include engaging in brain-stimulating activities, getting proper sleep, and avoiding dehydration. Popular brain-stimulating activities include crossword puzzles and Sudokus, but recent research suggests that anything that keeps the brain active will work, including ballroom dance, gardening, tying flies, and so forth.
To keep the brain operating at full power, seniors should avoid dehydration by drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. They should also strive for 8 quality hours of sleep each night. Sadly, most American seniors face regular dehydration and don't get enough sleep due to incontinence issues, medication side effects, and sleep apnea.
If your senior loved one is worried about memory loss, cognitive decline, or simply wants to boost their brain power, Comfort Keepers elder care at home can help. For more brain-boosting tips or to learn more about the many ways elder care at home can maximize their elder years while helping them live safely and independently in the comfort and convenience of their own home, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
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