In the US, the Alzheimer’s Association reports that 1 in 9 people aged 65 and older has dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. As the U.S. population is aging, the number of people with dementia also increases. This is because age is one of the greatest risk factors for dementia. When the symptoms of the disease progress, the assistance of a caregiver is needed by the senior.
Dementia can affect anyone. This is why we must put in the effort to maintain our good cognitive health as we grow older. As a provider of home health care in California, here are some activities seniors can do to keep their minds young:
- Engage in mind exercises
Studies show that being socially and mentally active as you age may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types or causes of dementia. Our companionship services can keep you cognitively active by joining you in activities, such as board and card games.
- Constantly socialize
Maintaining good relationships with our family and friends and constantly engaging in healthy communication with them is also exercise for our brains. Our caregivers can set up social activities and accompany you to gatherings and events. Our healthcare transportation can keep you safe as you travel.
- Participate in meaningful activities
Some studies support the finding that seniors who participate or volunteer in charity or community events are less likely to develop dementia and exhibit improved thinking abilities.
At Angels Home Care Providers, we provide companionship, personal assistance, light housekeeping, and health management as a trusted provider of home care in Southern California. For inquiries, feel free to contact or visit us.