Many people are fully aware that our cognitive abilities start to diminish as we age. That is because we become experts at things that we do every day, so we no longer have to actually think about doing them. Driving is a great example of this. When you first got your license, you were probably ultra-aware of everything that you were doing. From shifting gears to parallel parking, everything was brand new to you. But now, you probably don’t give driving a second thought. Keeping your brain sharp is one of the best ways that you can stay independent.
At Casa Companion Home Care Solutions, it is our goal to give you the care that you need to stay independent for longer, and a big part of that independence has to do with your cognitive ability. There are a lot of ways that you can keep your brain sharp. Physical activity, socializing, being creative and playing games are all great ways to increase your cognitive ability. When you are all by yourself in your home, it is easy to just relax and decompress, but with our caregivers there to encourage you to practice all of these activities, you can stay sharp and increase your cognitive ability.
Cognitive ability can and will diminish if you don’t exercise your brain enough. Think of your brain as a muscle –if you don’t use it you will lose it. With the help of the caregivers over at Casa Companion Homecare Solutions, you will be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that will give your brain the workout that it needs to stay active and sharp.