Many of our cognitive abilities begin to deteriorate as we age. These include short-term memory, processing speed, information retrieval, and attention. However, progressive mental deterioration is frequently symptomatic of Alzheimer’s & dementia.
Here are ways to improve cognitive function for seniors.
- Socialization Is Important.
Elderly persons who regularly interact with others, such as religious groups or other social settings, can effectively preserve and enhance their cognitive and emotional health. Being socially engaged also calls for improved motivation and moderate physical exercise
- Mental Exercise Games
Aside from medication assistance, older people who play chess or bridge regularly have higher working memory and reasoning skills than those who do not. Memory training can increase focus and attention, relaxation, personal insight, motivation, and cognitive capacity.
- Physical Exercise
Physical activity increases blood flow throughout the body, including the brain. According to studies, those who just walked more blocks were less likely to have cognitive deficits 5-10 years later. Those who engaged in the most physical exercise had a 20% risk reduction for cognitive decline and dementia. This is also good for cancer recovery.
- Having a Good Diet
A proper diet has been proven to greatly impact cognitive function later in life in younger or middle-aged people. Vitamins C, E, B6, and B12 can assist with cognitive decline and dementia. Preparing meals is part of our home care services in Vermont.
Hope Home Care Services offers services that will help you make a place of comfort. We specialize in assisting elders in the comfort of their own homes. We personalize our services to each individual’s needs.