The care recipient’s cr brain and mental functions are essential to overall health keeping the brain active and maintaining creativity actually may help to prevent cognitive decline and memory problems the following are tips for the cr to keep herself mentally sharp

Try: Try variations on what you know for some people it might be games other people may enjoy puzzles still others may enjoy trying out new cooking recipes find something that the cr enjoys and continue to try new variations and challenges work something new in each day the cr doesn’t have to work elaborate crosswords or puzzles to keep your memory sharp try to work in something new each day whether it is taking a different route to the grocery store or eating with a different hand take on a completely new subject taking on a new subject is a great way to continue to learn there are many inexpensive classes at community centers or community colleges that allow the cr to tackle new subjects if the cr cannot take classes check out a book from the library volunteering is also a great way to learn about a new area taking classes and volunteering is a great way to boost social connections which is another brain strengthener

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Categories: Cognitive Intellectual, Emotional Psychological

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Mental health mental activities

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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