Elder Care in Hermitage, PA: Avoiding Memory Loss and Strengthening the Mind

One of the main challenges associated with elderly health care is addressing the needs of seniors who are coping with memory loss. The many people see memory loss and other cognitive challenges as a normal part of aging that is inevitable  there is no need to accept the decline in cognitive abilities and simply allow them to happen. While developing Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive difficulties may be common among seniors, it is also common to see seniors well into their 80’s and 90’s still perfectly sharp and lucid.

Elder Care in Hermitage, PAAs the family caregiver of a senior, it should be your focus to establish elderly home care that places priority not on anticipating memory loss and accepting it, but on strengthening the mind and avoiding memory loss, or at least slowing its development.

Home care for the elderly is an ideal form of elder care for seniors who wish to maintain an active and productive lifestyle while warding off symptoms of memory loss and other cognitive challenges. Elderly home care allows seniors to stay in their own homes and participate in activities that they enjoy with the help and support of a dedicated care provider. This care provider can also encourage your aging loved one to participate in activities that will keep his mind active and strong.

Studies have indicated that regularly working out your brain doing things such as reading, writing and playing games is an important part of brain health. Elderly home care can help your senior participate in these activities more often with the guidance and encouragement of his care provider. Don’t hesitate to ask that your loved one’s elder care companion put a focus on brain health during her time with your senior.

Ask her to play games with your loved one, and engage in other activities such as looking through family photo albums, writing letters to friends and family and creating a private book club that will feature just the two of them reading and discussing books together. These activities will help keep your senior’s mind sharper and healthier throughout the rest of his life.

The caregivers at CareGivers Plus are available to talk with you and your family about all of your home care needs. CareGivers Plus is an elder care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Hermitage PA, and the surrounding areas. Call 724-638-7110 for more information.

About Robert Devine

Robert Devine is Owner and Administrator at Caregivers Plus Home Health Care of Hermitage, PA.

Whether it’s conversation and company, or just eating a meal together, having someone to sit and visit with can help make for a happier, healthier life.

Caregivers Plus has been operating as a locally owned family-operated home care agency in Mercer County since 1994.
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