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Elder Care Services Improve Your Mental Health In Jackson, TN

Discover how elder care services in Jackson, TN can help you to maintain your mental health and cognitive wellness.

As we age there are many challenges that come with the privilege of added years. Many us find that our bodies and minds do not function the way that they used to. For some, eyesight or hearing may start to fade, others may start to lose strength, and others, still, will face increased illness from lowered immunity. One of the most worrisome challenges, however, is the loss of memory or cognition.

The good news is that there are things that you can do to improve your health and lower the risk of many ailments. Even the mind can be strengthened and improved with healthy routines and positive lifestyle choices. Better yet, most of these routines are simple, enjoyable, and easy to perform.

For example, in case you needed additional encouragement to call family and friends, socialization has been linked to lower dementia risks. Seniors who socialize regularly and have extended social groups have fewer instances of dementia. Our elder care services focus on Interactive Caregiving to engage you and include beneficial social interactions. Socialization challenges long and short-term memory, cognition, and decision-making skills. It also helps reduce the risk of loneliness and depression.

Physical exercise also has many benefits for the senior brain. Just as regular physical exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, it can also improve brain health. Regular exercise does not need to be extreme or difficult and an elder care services provider can take your limitations into account when planning activities. In fact, exercise can be as simple as a daily walk. The more blocks walked the better.

Hobbies and sports also have a benefit for the senior brain. We have long known that activities like crossword puzzles, sudokus, and so forth are good for the brain. We have learned that almost any activity that keeps the brain active (as opposed to passive activities like watching television) will help strengthen the brain. This means that hobbies like gardening, dancing, crafting, and the like are all helpful and beneficial not just for improving one's mood but also for brain health.

Comfort Keepers’ elder care services can help you with activities that improve brain health and provide the support and assistance you need to keep up with them. They can also provide the assistance necessary to remain independent and safe should a cognitive or memory issue arise. Common areas of support include;

  • Medication reminders
  • Housekeeping and personal care assistance
  • Local transportation
  • Companionship

In short, we may face challenges as we age, but there are many things we can do to improve our overall health and reduce risks, even when it comes to the brain. Comfort Keepers can help you with these lifestyle choices while maintaining your safety and independence. For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help you maximize the quality of your elder years, contact a care coordinator today.

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