Exercise for the mind is just as important as exercising the body, research shows. You’ve heard the saying, “use it or lose it.” That goes for the brain as well.
Category: Intellectual Wellness
“What do we want?”
“Low flying’ airplane noises!”
“When do we want ’em?”
That may seem like just a corny joke (and it is corny, we’ll admit it) but it’s much more than that. It’s a creative way of caring for a parent with dementia.
There is no medicine that can cure dementia, no medicine that can prevent it. But all hope is not lost. Dementia caregivers are finding new and creative ways to supplement the care of their parents with dementia. One alternative method to improve their quality of life? Humor.
There are a lot of factors that may contribute to the onset of dementia. Some can be changed, some can’t. To better prepare yourself for the future, learn what factors may contribute to dementia and whether your parent is at risk.
One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. While that doesn’t mean dementia will affect everyone as they grow older, it does mean you should be proactive and keep an eye out for signs of dementia.
Sometimes “good morning” can be the scariest thing a parent can say.
When it comes at 7 o’clock in the evening, it can make your heart sink and your mind race. You start to wonder, did Mom make a little slip of the tongue or does she think it’s still morning? Is this a bit of mental fogginess on Dad’s part or is it a sign of something deeper?
If you’re asking yourself similar questions after spending time with a parent, it might be time to start thinking about the possibility of dementia.
It’s a scary thought but the good news is there’s a lot of help out there. You’re not alone. So let’s tackle this one step at a time.
The first step? Determining if it is in fact dementia.
Now it’s time to focus on you. You’ve worked hard for many years. It is now time to make a move that allows you new opportunities to rest, become rejuvenated, and experience new adventures. This is your opportunity to rediscover old passions and find a few new ones to pursue, which will help make the transition to independent living at The Esquiline even easier.
One of our friendly staff members will visit with you in your home to discuss what is important to you, what you hope to achieve with your new beginning, and how we can help make your transition easier. Once you’re here, we’ll help you get acquainted with the amenities, services, activities, and socialization opportunities we have available to you.
Everyone acknowledges mathematics is important. Students are required to take math courses until they’re 18. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) courses emphasize math. It’s the basis of everything we do.
Love him or hate him, the Trump presidency has already made big changes and is likely to make more. Most people are concerned how new laws and regulations may affect them.
The need for caregiving is growing as our population ages. The number of unpaid caregivers for a projected 117 million Americans is expected to increase to 45 million in 2020. That’s 1 caregiver for every 2 people, even if you add in the 5 million projected paid caregivers.
Mature adults have never had it so good!
- We are living longer than ever.
- We are taking care of ourselves better.
- We are doing more at an older age.
- We are doing what we want faster and easier than ever.
- We have the world at our fingertips.