Dementia is one of the most terrifying diseases for your or a loved one. Here are some simple and enjoyable activities to prevent dementia and assist you with senior care.

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.

Annabelle Vita

My name is Annabelle Vita and I am a Director of Nursing for Home Health. I have been in the home care industry for over 10 years primarily working with patients 65+. This experience has given me the opportunity to interact with patients one on one in the comfort of their own homes. Through this experience, I have been fortunate enough to hear life stories and share in the heartache, struggles, triumphs and joys of those who I care for.

2 Comments on “Senior Care: Simple Activities to Help Prevent Dementia
  • admin Says :
    May 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

    We really appreciate the comments. We’ll actually be posting an article on Monday about different types of options. If you have any specific questions, feel free to give us a call at (818) 894-8974. We can guide you through the process and give you recommendations for any type of care your mom needs.

  • Beverly J. Gorton Says :
    May 5, 2018 at 3:52 am

    My husband and I have been thinking about getting some in-home care for my mom but we haven’t really known where to start. I think that these tips will be really helpful in getting through the process. Thank you for sharing!

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