Watching a loved one’s memory loss as they age is not easy. In addition to making sure that they have the best memory care services available to them, there are a number of things you can do to support them in improving their cognitive abilities. The first step is talking with a physician about your concerns and having them conduct a physical as well as a checkup for memory and problem-solving skills. At that point, the physician may recommend some exercises to improve senior memory that can be performed at home or more intensive memory care at a senior living facility like Westminster Place.
How to Sharpen Your Memory
There’s certainly no surefire way to prevent memory loss or restore it. But there are healthy practices that any of us can put into place that benefit the brain and the whole body. Here are a few ways to stay sharp for you or someone you love.
1. Stay Active
Engaging in regular exercise will increase the blood flowing to your brain (and every part of your body). Take a walk, lift some light handheld weights, swim in the pool, or even take a low cardio dance class.
2. Play Brain Games
Word games, crossword, bridge, trivia, and even reading books. You can also keep your brain in shape by volunteering and keeping your communication skills sharp.
3. Sleep and Eat Well
Eating clean, forgoing alcohol and drug use, and getting 8 hours of good sleep make for healthy bodies and healthy brains. Being tired and not feeling well causes your brain to focus more on that instead of other things you should be remembering throughout your day.
4. Stay Social
The power of being around people is proven to thwart depression and stress. The less stressed you are, the clearer and more focused your mind is. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get together with friends and loved ones.
5. Keep Everything in Its Place
Staying organized at home can help you keep your brain organized too. The less clutter, the better. Come up with easy ways to streamline to-do’s and tasks so that you are not overwhelmed.
Memory Care in Texas
Westminster Place is proud to offer a signature memory care program called The Harbor, in Longview, Texas. We provide a comfortable, home-away-from-home for residents with programming suited for their needs. The harbor consists of a community of private suites with Alzheimer’s and dementia care programs for each resident. In addition, residents have communal spaces to enjoy – like courtyards, gardens, and dining – a safe and secure monitored environment.
In addition to the top-notch memory care residents receive, the amenities of The Harbor include:
- Chef prepared meals daily
- Daily housekeeping services
- Weekly laundry services
- Cable television
- Individually-controlled heating and cooling units in each private suite
- Apartment maintenance and repair
- Social worker and chaplain available
- 24/7 staffing and care
- Emergency medical services
- Beauty salon and barbershop on-site
- Short-term and day respite stays available
- Safe and secure community spaces to enjoy (indoors and outdoors)
Contact Westminster Place For Memory Care
As an active senior living community in Longview, Texas, we can offer seniors a variety of senior living options. We want you to know that when a loved one comes to Westminster Place for dementia or Alzheimer’s care, they will get the best care available in a safe and serene setting in Texas. We pride ourselves on our level of service, our luxurious accommodations, and the many amenities we make available.
In addition to memory care, Westminster Place offers:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Long-term care
- Respite care
Contact our caring, compassionate, and professional team today at 903.329.6520 to learn more about memory care services.