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How to Help Your Senior Maintain their Cognitive Health?

Sep 10, 2018 by Sandra Hatch

As people get older, their brain function starts diminishing. They start forgetting stuff, which can be very stressful both for the seniors and their loved ones. The good news is that the process can be slowed down or even completely stopped with some simple lifestyle changes.

However, your senior will probably not be able to make those changes on their own. They need someone’s help. And if you can’t be there for them 24/7, you should consider hiring a professional to help you out.

If you’re a family caregiver, you can hire respite care providers whenever you need to take a trip or just feel like you need a rest. The best thing is that the trained senior care professionals will know how to help your senior maintain their cognitive health.

Here are some of the activities the respite care providers might encourage your senior to do in order to boost their brain:

  • Yoga – Leading an active lifestyle is essential for a proper cognitive function of the seniors. Unfortunately, not all seniors have the strength to go jogging or do some other type of exercise. But, yoga seems a pretty good alternative. This is an activity that’s good both for their mind and their body.
  • Playing games – In order to remain healthy, the brain needs to be stimulated. And one of the best ways to do it is by playing games. We’re talking cards, chess, and even video games.
  • Socializing – The respite care providers need to try to engage the senior in conversation. Whether it’s a debate about politics or just remembering the good old days, it’s bound to do good for their brains.

If your senior lives in Fresno, you can hire respite care providers whenever you want. Just give Comfort Keepers a call at (559) 365-6440.

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