Senior Care in Darien CT: 6 Ways to Keep Your Brain in Gear as a Family Caregiver

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6 Ways to Keep Your Brain in Gear as a Family Caregiver



Senior Care in Darien CT

Senior Care in Darien CTAs a family caregiver, it's easy to feel sometimes that you're pulled in way too many directions. That can lead to forgetfulness and a feeling of overall fogginess. If you suspect that there's a physical cause, definitely talk to your doctor.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress is a huge cause of feeling as though you're constantly forgetting something or that your brain just isn't working properly. If you're not managing your stress levels now, you definitely should be. Keeping them under control helps to resolve a lot of issues for family caregivers.

Exercise More

Exercise is great for your body, but it's really good for your brain, too. When you're exercising, your brain can work through other issues. On the physical side of things, exercise gets your circulation going. That means not just to your whole body, but also to your brain.

Start Writing Things Down

Often people think that writing things down is a bad habit or a sign that someone has bigger problems. In reality, writing things down that you need to remember keeps your brain free to do other things, like think. Once everything is out of your head and on paper, you don't have to hold onto it.

Keep a Journal

Journaling your day is a great form of stress relief. It can also help you with memory issues because you're able to go back and process some of the things that happened during the day. When you do that, you're less likely to keep mulling them over constantly.

Get More Sleep

Your body needs plenty of sleep in order to keep itself going. When you're deprived of enough sleep, your brain can't function the way that it needs to. Try going to bed even a few minutes earlier for a few nights and see if anything changes for you.

Eat Healthy Foods

Your diet influences more than you think in both your body and your brain. Start adding healthy, whole foods to your diet. If you're not sure what you should be eating, make sure that you talk to your doctor to get a personalized recommendation based on your current health.

Don't forget to give yourself time away. If you're worried about your elderly loved one, work out a schedule with his senior care providers that gives you the break that you need.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Darien CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAMâ„¢.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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