As older adults gradually approach their senior years, the risk of dementia increases which is why it is important to incorporate specific exercises into our daily routines. It’s obvious that physical exercises and dieting are key components to a healthy lifestyle, but as a potential remedy for dementia they may not play as big of a role. Instead, it’s simple activities like playing board games, listening to music, and doing arts and crafts that may actually help reduce the risk of dementia and help with senior care.
There is a natural sense of enjoyment in playing board games and completing puzzles but the mental stimulation during these activities plays a bigger role. Crossword puzzles and games like Sudoku help promote a healthy lifestyle because it requires elders to focus on a specific task and challenges them to complete it.
Music, in the same sense, encourages the elders to focus on something specific like singing or dancing along to a song, or may even cause them to recall a certain time of their life when that song was relevant. By doing so, the music promotes the mental stimulation that may be needed to battle the onset of any sort of dementia.
So as we approach our senior years, it is important to note how these types of daily activities can help promote a healthy lifestyle.