The effects of Alzheimer’s can take a toll on those affected as well as their friends and family. Senior care services are effective in helping your loved one stay healthy and active in both mind and body. There are also a number of ways to help aging individuals boost brainpower.
We all know how important exercise is for the body, but studies have proven that it is equally beneficial for the mind and memory. Studies have shown that aging adults with normal cognitive function can significantly improve their memory by exercising for one hour each week using weights. Similarly, individuals with mild cognitive impairment showed improvement after weight lifting exercises when compared to those who didn't.
And don’t underestimate the power of laughter! According to AARP, humor is healthy and laughing provides aerobic exercises for the brain as well as overall health. Laughing increases the body's production of neurotransmitters that are linked to improved alertness and memory.
SYNERGY HomeCare of La Mesa offers memory care services as well as respite care services for family caregivers. If you or your loved one could benefit from affordable in-home care services, please contact us today to learn more and get a free consultation.