Apr 12, 2018 by Garrett Hafler
One of the biggest worries that comes along with aging is whether or not you will be able to keep your mental acuity. Seniors worry that they will lose their memory and forget many of the things that help keep a smile on their face. Your loved one’s senior care aide can help your loved one keep their mind sharp and will provide some steps below to ensure your loved one does not lose his or her mental acuity.
Social interaction. Social interaction is one way that seniors can keep their mind sharp. Senior care aide professionals say that those seniors who remain in their home and avoid hobbies or interests are more likely to experience a cognitive decline. Because of this, it is important that your loved one gets out of the house and is able to connect with others his or her age. Seniors who cannot drive themselves to social engagements can rely on their senior care aide to get them to and from the location they need to go.
Believing in one’s ability. Self-efficacy or believing in one’s true ability is able to ward off mental decline. While scientists do not know WHY this helps, it has been proven to and it may have to do with your loved one’s ability to destress. People who believe that they are able to tackle different situations are more apt to be able to do it and they quickly recover from any setbacks that may occur in life.
The team at Comfort Keepers cares about your senior’s overall health and wants to provide him or her with the help needed to stay sharp and keep their mind on its toes. Your loved one’s senior care aide is able to play mental games with your loved one and assist him or her in taking the steps above too. Call Comfort Keepers today or at your convenience to learn more about how we can help.