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Personal Care at Home: Tips on Memory Improvement for Seniors
You likely already know there are millions of elderly people who struggle with memory loss. If you are caring for your elderly loved one, this may be something that you worry will happen to them. While you can’t 100% guarantee that your elderly loved one will not experience memory loss, there are many tips that you and their personal care at home aides can try to help to improve or maintain their memory.
Getting More Exercise
Did you know that exercise can help with more than physical health? Studies show that exercising regularly can help to boost brain functions and mental health. It can help to prevent memory loss, as well. In addition, for some elderly people who were already experiencing memory loss, it helped to boost their memory to some degree. If your elderly loved one needs help sticking to or coming up with an exercise plan, you or a personal care at home provider could help with that.
Working Out the Brain
There are many ways that your elderly loved one can work out their brain to help improve their memory. Some ways they can do this include:
- Taking online quizzes (trivia quizzes are beneficial for improving memory)
- Reading books (any type of book or even magazines are great options)
- Putting puzzles together (ex. board puzzles and crossword puzzles)
- Doing brain exercises (these can be found on smartphones and online)
If your elderly loved one regularly does exercises like these ones, it could help their memory more than any other lifestyle change they make.
Another way that your elderly loved one can improve their memory is by socializing often. Research shows that socializing helps the elderly to use their communication skills. It helps them to use their memory, as well. The reason it helps with this is because they need to remember to call their friends, family members, or personal care at home providers. They also need to remember when and where social events or get-togethers are taking place.
There are many vitamins that can help to boost memory, as well. The thing is that many elderly people have vitamin deficiencies. For example, if your elderly loved one has a vitamin B-12 deficiency, it could be causing some or even all of their memory loss. You or a personal care at home provider can have your elderly loved one see their doctor. The doctor can run a blood test to see what their vitamin levels are at that given time.
Using These Tips and Having Personal Care at Home Services
If you want to help your elderly loved one improve their memory, the tips above are ones that you should have them start with. If your elderly loved one can start using those tips often, even many days a week, it could help to boost their memory very soon.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Personal Care at Home Services in Franklin TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Belle Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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