Rockville, MD, January 24, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Comfort Home Care, a Bethesda Maryland in-home care agency, released a guide for people with elderly loved ones outlining mental exercises for strengthening memory and cognition. The Maryland in-home care agency recommends that family members help elderly loved ones incorporate these exercises into their regular routines to promote better mental health.
As our loved ones age, their mental abilities often decline. Reduced memory and ability to make sense of their surroundings are common. These declining skills can cause anger, frustration, and a sense of helplessness in your loved ones. Regular exercises that support memory and understanding can therefore not only impact these important skills, they can also improve mental health and overall quality of life.
There are many easy and effective mental exercises to help your loved ones as they age. Jigsaw puzzles help promote problem solving skills and attention to detail. Word and logic games, like Sudoku puzzles, crosswords, and word searches, can all enhance recall and decision making skills. Picking up a new skill can also be an important exercise. Learning an instrument, cooking new recipes, or taking on another hobby activate learning centers, provide a sense of accomplishment, and offer constant mental engagement. Light physical exercise can also benefit the brain. Taking the time to go for a short walk or exercise in the home carries oxygen to the brain while helping loved ones stay engaged in the area around them and the task at hand. Understanding your loved one's interests and abilities can help you determine the right activities for them as they age.
Contact Comfort Home Care for more information about mental exercises for the elderly and to see if the agency's services are right for you. Comfort Home Care provides certified nursing assistants who can help your loved one with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and going to appointments. This allows them to remain in the familiar environment of their own home and maintain some independence while receiving the care they need. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your loved one's needs, contact Comfort Home Care at 301-984-7681 or online at https://www.choosecomforthome.com/. The agency is headquartered at 121 Congressional Lane, Suite 201, Rockville, MD 20852.