senior health

3 Tips for Reducing the Risk of Dementia

Seniors do not need to think that dementia is just a natural part of aging. Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk by keeping your brain healthy and sharp.

Stay Physically Active
Research proves that one of the biggest things you can do to keep your mental health in check is to stay physically active. Physical activity promotes blood flow which helps keep your brain in shape. Even if you d develop Alzheimer’s or dementia, physical activity may slow down the disease’s progression.

Stay Socially Active
Isolation can be harmful to brain health, studies directly link lonliness to an increased risk of developing dementia. Living at Safe Haven means your loved one will have positive social interactions that will help keep their brain active and healthy.

Do What You Love
Find a hobby that will help engage your mind, even as simple as reading. Reading can help reduce the risk of dementia because it promotes brain activity. Other healthy brain activities are games, sudoku, and crossword puzzles. It’s never too late to learn a new skill like a musical instrument, take a dance class, or learn to paint. The best hobby is one you will actually enjoy.

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