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5 Key Mental Exercises that Make for Powerful Senior Care

Senior Care in Tallahassee FL

Senior care is about providing the right level of support for the elderly individual within the comfort of their home, assisting them in getting to doctor’s appointments, to the store, or to visit friends, and muchSenior Care in Tallahassee FL more. Many family members step up to take care of their elderly loved ones because they feel it’s their responsibility or they don’t trust anyone else to do it.

Experienced caregivers, especially those hired through an agency, often have a great deal more information, experience, and knowledge about various activities that can be incredibly beneficial for elderly individuals. It’s a good idea to consider professional senior home services, even if it’s only for a couple of days a week, and even if it’s only for a couple of hours each time.

During those few visits, an experienced caregiver could help an elderly client develop a number of exercises and activities that stimulate the brain and provide powerful assets to keep their mind strong. The more exercise the brain gets, the more mental stimulation it receives, the more it can help to prevent memory loss and even prevent or significantly reduce the risk of developing some forms of dementia.

Below are five great mental exercises that can be powerful for any aging senior.

1. Doing puzzles. Doing the crossword puzzle, the Jumble, putting a large jigsaw puzzle together, and many other similar activities stimulate the brain in a great way. Concentrating, trying to solve pop problems, and orchestrating solutions to those problems is exercising the mind the entire time.

2. Getting physical exercise. Believe it or not, getting some amount of physical exercise every day is beneficial for the brain as much as the rest of the body. Increasing the flow of oxygen through increased heart rate and circulation is going to benefit the brain in a number of ways.

3. Meditation. While the brain never really shuts down, it does work through certain problems and solutions while a person is asleep. It also benefits by being able to clear concerns and thoughts away and that can be done through meditation.

4. Learning a new activity. Whether it’s music, gardening, or some other activity, the senior who learns something new, especially if it’s a musical instrument and then learning how to play it, they will be using their brain quite a bit and that is going to provide strong mental stimulation and a number of benefits.

5. Playing strategic games. Whether it’s chess, checkers, Concentration, or something else, strategic thinking games can be a powerful asset in mental exercise and stimulation. These senior care activities can help any elderly individual stay mentally strong and prevent some aspects of memory loss over time. It’s never too late to begin, so encourage the senior in your life to begin focusing on some of these activities now.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Tallahassee Florida, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.