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How to Help Your Senior Stay Mentally Active

Your senior’s brain health is a key part of helping her to maintain her overall health. It’s also an important part of preserving her quality of life and allowing her to remain as independent as possible for as long as she can. These tips can help.

Pull Out the Cards and the Board Games

Playing cards and board games might seem simplistic, but they involve learning and following the rules and spotting patterns. They’re also a great way to interact with your aging adult and just enjoy conversation. Another great idea is to establish a board game night with friends and family. This adds another socialization layer and helps to work your senior’s brain.

Focus a Little Bit on Current Events

There’s a lot that goes on in the world around you and your senior, even if you feel a little isolated from it sometimes. Something that can help is to help your elderly family member to keep up with the news on both a local and a wider scale. This keeps your senior involved in what’s going on around her and also gives her topics to think and to talk about.

Reading Is Always Effective

If your elderly family member enjoys reading, that’s a fantastic way to keep her brain active and engaged. It doesn’t matter what she enjoys reading, either. Whether she reads lots of fiction or prefers non-fiction, the effect is the same. Her imagination and her brain are fully involved.

Word Games Are Helpful, Too

Crossword puzzles and other types of word games are fun and portable. Your senior can take them with her when she has to wait somewhere or she can do them at home. They give her a challenge that she might also find to be enjoyable. Some can help her to learn new words to add to her vocabulary.

Find Some New Hobbies

Hobbies can light up your aging family member’s brain and her heart. If she had a hobby years ago that she enjoyed, help her to determine if that’s something she wants to try again. If not, there may be some new hobbies that she might find enjoyable. Encourage her to try a variety of different things to find a new favorite.

Keeping your senior’s brain active and healthy is a vital part of her overall well-being. Scheduling some of these activities can be a good way of including them in every day. Elderly care providers can help your elderly family member to not only stick with a schedule, but also to hit a variety of other goals, too.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in West Houston, TX, please call the caring staff at At Your Side Home Care. We will answer all of your senior care questions. Call today: (832) 271-1600.

Donna Wrabel, LMSW

For most of us, the word "home" evokes warm feelings of comfort, security and well-being. For older adults, home also means holding tight to cherished memories and maintaining self-esteem and independence. When illness, injury or age make life a little more challenging, remaining at home in a comfortable, familiar environment encourages recovery and enhances the quality of life. Home can be defined as a private residence, an independent or assisted living facility or even a short term stay in the hospital, we recognize the additional benefits provided by a personal, professional assistant.

Our Certified Nurse Aides, 24-Hour Live-in Assistants and Home Health Aides are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also provide the security and confidence of 24-hour Telephone Assistance, so fast, reliable help is always available when it's needed. To learn more about our homecare services see our homecare services page.

Different people need different levels of homecare. To meet the requirements of our clients, At Your Side Homecare maintains consistent staffing levels of caring professionals. Homecare service is available for as little as a few hours a week, or as many as 24 hours a day, seven days a week