Brain exercises, also known as mental stimulation, can engage the brain and force it to build new connections and communication pathways. This can cause the brain to create more new nerve cells. Furthermore, these enhanced connections may help to keep Alzheimer’s at bay and reduce the risk of other forms of cognitive decline. While brain exercises cannot guarantee that cognitive decline will not happen, they can help postpone symptoms and maintain cognitive function for a longer duration of time.
Much like muscles require exercise to remain strong, the brain requires exercise to remain sharp. Mental stimulation can help to preserve connections within the brain and develop new ones, thus preventing cognitive decline. The best thing is that one can train their brain at any age, so it’s never too late to try some mental gymnastics. In this article, we take a closer look at how you and your loved ones can keep Alzheimer’s at bay.
Engaging Multiple Senses
Consider how your loved ones can use various senses when executing a normal task. Get them to try shutting their eyes while getting dressed, for instance. Alternatively, have your loved one light a candle while listening to their favorite music. This may make a mundane activity more difficult and exciting for the brain.
Engaging Both Sides of The Body
Have you ever noticed how much simpler it is to accomplish things using one side of your body? A lot of it comes down to the way the brain is divided into hemispheres and how it communicates with each side of the body. Try doing something which utilizes both sides of your body at the same time, such as raising your right knee and touching it with your left elbow.
They can set a goal to complete a puzzle every day, whether they enjoy crossword puzzles or sudoku. Puzzles stimulate many different parts of the brain and can help enhance word recall, math abilities, and even fine motor skills.
Perform Routine Activities in New Ways
When approaching a routine, attempt to change it up. Change the order of their morning routine, for instance. Alternatively, they may take a different route around the local supermarket. This encourages the brain to think in a different way, preventing it from slipping into autopilot mode.
Memorize a set of words or a short phrase to put your loved one’s brain to the test. Set a time limit for memorization to push themselves. Get them to do something different and then attempt to recollect what they have previously memorized.
Lead an Active Retirement Life at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
We work hard to make our residents’ retirement lives interesting and meaningful. Residents of the Conservatory At Keller Town Center may look forward to exciting events and activities to fill their days. In addition, we host movie nights, educational seminars, and religious services. Additionally, our Celebrations Activities & Events activities calendar is updated regularly, providing residents with something new to do each day.
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