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How to Help Protect Your Loved One’s Brain Health
Taking care of a loved one means more than just protecting their physical health. You also need to make sure you protect your loved one’s brain health, as well. As someone gets older, their brain health deteriorates, especially if they get dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are some tips that can help you to protect your elderly loved one’s brain health.
Getting Enough Exercise
One of the tips for helping to protect your loved one’s brain health is making sure they are getting enough exercise. Helping your loved one to get regular and consistent exercise is greatly beneficial for their brain health. It helps to boost the oxygen flow to their brain and increase the blood flow to their brain, as well. In addition, exercising regularly can help your loved one to get quality sleep which also improves brain health.
Another tip for helping to protect your loved one’s brain health is making sure they are eating nutritiously. Whether you or their elder care providers are the ones doing the shopping for your loved one, you should make sure they are getting nutritious foods. This includes whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and proteins. Make sure your loved one avoids any foods that are overly processed or filled with saturated fats. These are bad for the body and the brain.
You should also make sure that your elderly loved one continues to learn. There are many things they can do to continue learning throughout the years. They can take online courses or courses at a local college. You or their elder care providers can get them books to read on a regular basis. You can read these books to them or have them read them on their own. Your elderly loved one can learn a new language, too. They may have the desire to learn a new skill. Find something they want to do and run with it.
Your loved one should continue socializing, as well. This is going to help them keep using their vocabulary. It is going to have them continue organizing their thoughts, conversing, and having positive interactions with other people, too.
These are some of the best ways you can help to protect your loved one’s brain health. As they get older, their brain health is likely to decline. However, the more you can do with them, including the things mentioned above, the better their brain health will be. In fact, some of the these things may even be able to reverse some of the damage already done to their brain.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Elder Care Services in Franklin TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Bell Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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