Memory Assisted Living

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in Memory Assisted Living

Residents with Alzheimer’s in memory assisted living can take advantage of this initiative, which helps raise awareness and teach people about Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. This is when residents and families are brought together, providing support and sharing care tips.

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month also focuses on more research and better treatments. At the same time, special activities are organized for residents, who can stay more active and healthy. Moreover, caregivers get useful resources to help them in their roles.

Celebrating this event ensures memory assisted living will continue to commit to providing good care, reducing stigma, and supporting efforts to find better treatments and a cure.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

This celebration is observed in June, providing an opportunity to spread the word about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. People worldwide are encouraged to support this movement by wearing purple and training their brains to fight this disease.

President Ronald Reagan initiated the observance of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in 1983. The purpose was to get people to recognize the disease and its different ways of caring for those suffering.

Brain Healthy Activities for Memory Assisted Living

The good thing is that patients can practice healthy habits that maximize the benefits for the brain and body. Here are some of the possible activities for residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias in memory assisted living.

  • Cardiovascular exercise can help elevate your heart rate and increase the blood flow to the brain and body.
  • Learning new things can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. You may consider formal education at a local college, community center, or online.
  • You have to quit smoking because otherwise, it can only increase the risk of cognitive decline.
  • Take good care of your heart because this is the way to a healthy brain. Avoid risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke, which include diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.
  • Take good care of your head, as brain injury can be a risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Brain Game Activities

  • Playing crosswords can also work your brain and keep it healthy. It can provide mental challenges for many people, including seniors experiencing memory loss or symptoms of cognitive decline.
  • Puzzles can also keep your mind engaged while helping you learn new things.
  • Math puzzles like Sudoku are designed to challenge your brain because you must use your problem-solving and analytical skills to solve them.
  • Word search puzzles also provide a fun way to make words without knowing what they mean.
  • Playing video games is a good way to keep the mind active and strong, which can help older people experiencing mental decline. These include games that feature logic, memory recall, and spatial thinking.
  • Chess is another way of helping people think outside the box, stimulating and keeping the brain strong.

The options are endless depending on the creative nature of dealing with patients with Alzheimer’s living in memory assisted living with the help of the people providing the care.

 

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