Cognitive health means the ability to think, learn and remember and is an important component of brain health. Age-related changes, mood disorders such as depression, injuries such as stroke or addiction can affect brain health.
As you get older, physiological changes occur in the brain that causes forgetfulness. For example, you may forget where you put your glasses or car key. If you have normal age-related memory loss, you can do some exercises to strengthen your brain function and develop effective habits in yourself.
In addition to exercising, other changes can help improve brain health:
- Keeping the mind active
- Stress management
- Involvement in social activities
Personally meaningful activities such as reading books, playing games, taking or teaching a class, learning a new skill, and doing volunteer work are considered mentally stimulating. In addition, findings from observational studies indicate that some informal mentally stimulating activities may lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s-related cognitive impairment and dementia.
Involvement in social activities help you feel less isolated and more engaged with the world around you.
Reasons for a decline in cognitive health in adults
Decreased cognitive health in the elderly has different causes; for example, some common causes are:
- Stroke-induced brain damage
- Side effects from taking prescription medications
- Dementia associated with Alzheimer’s
- Drug abuse for a long time
Our service in Las Vegas
People who lose their cognitive abilities may have difficulty even doing simple activities such as dressing, bathing, and grooming. On the other hand, family members may not have enough time, skills, and knowledge to care for these people. Our caregivers at Health & Care Professional Network help your loved ones not only gain their independence but also enjoy their social life as much as possible. Our in-home caregivers will help you do the following:
- Developing engaging activities
- Encouragement of clients in conversation and companionship
Mind-Memory cognitive exercises
- Mental workouts
- Encouraging maintenance of memories
- Planning a brain-boosting diet
- Preventing wandering and unsafe behaviors
- Setting a comfortable daily routine
- Medication reminders
- Memory games such as concentration card game or crossword
- Encouraging the maintenance of memories
Personal care services
- Incontinence care
- Assist with walking and mobility
- Assist with activities such as getting dressed, feeding, and bathing
Light housekeeping services
- Meal preparation
- Cleaning the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms
- Grocery shopping
- Washing dishes
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring home health care services in Las Vegas, contact us to get helpful information.
You can get information about other Home Health services.