March 8, 2018
Mental stimulation is an important part of keeping your parent healthy and thriving as they age in place. Just like the muscles of their body, their brain must be used and active in order for it to stay strong, healthy, and responsive. This means if they are not regularly using their mind and keeping it “stretching” and “working out”, they could experience a cognitive functioning decline, memory loss, slowed memory recall, slowed response, difficulty making a decision, diminished judgment, and more.
Fortunately, there are many ways that you can stimulate your parent’s mind on a regular basis, making it an easy part of your regular care routine so that they can enjoy better health, stay more involved in their own care, maintain more independence, and have more fulfillment throughout their later years.
Try some of these simple and accessible ways to stimulate your parent’s mind on a daily basis:
How can elder care help?
Elderly care can be a wonderful way to help your parent enjoy the highest quality of life they can throughout their later years. An elderly home care services provider and be with your parent on the schedule that is customized not only addressed to their needs but also to the level of care that you provide to them on a regular basis. This means that they have consistent access to care, support, and assistance that is personalized specifically to them, their individual needs, beliefs, opinions, and goals.
Through these highly personalized services, the elderly care provider can help your parent to maintain better health and well-being, keep their mind active, and encourage as much independence as possible. Not only will this help them to live a more fulfilling and beneficial lifestyle, but it will also help to ease your stress and allow you to focus on other elements of your life.