Alzheimer’s Care in Cherry Hill, NJ
Memory loss is the most significant symptom associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In most cases, an individual will visit their doctor for proper diagnosis after a considerable amount of time in which they have struggled with their memory and recall.
Getting the right level of Alzheimer’s care is essential for anyone diagnosed with this disease. Not only would an experienced caregiver understand the common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but they will also know a number of strategies that can be extremely beneficial in the long term battle to improve memory and recall.
There has been extensive research on the topic of improving memory and recall for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s through the years. When looking at this very research, it can be quite confusing. Some studies indicate there is no measurable benefit to some strategies used to stimulate the brain while others find documentable proof that it makes a difference.
Below are three ways that recall can actually be improved through the proper level of Alzheimer’s care.
Taxing the brain.
The brain is a muscle and just like any other muscle in the body, if it doesn’t get the proper level of exercise it won’t be operating at its highest potential. Think about it like a person remaining sedentary rather than exercising.
A person who is not getting exercise will tend to get fatigued quickly when they begin walking at a brisk pace or trying to exercise for the first time in a long time. When pushing the brain by doing various exercises or puzzles, it helps to stimulate synaptic firing that improves interconnectivity between the neural networks in the brain.
Relying on reminder devices.
Technology is a great thing in many situations. It can be great at helping to remind a person with Alzheimer’s about various appointments, when to take prescription medications, about conversations they had the previous day, and more.
Take advantage of all of this technology and help improve recall for the senior, even if it is artificially.
Create a relaxed atmosphere.
Anyone who has been in a stressful situation understands that recall can be affected by stress. When somebody with Alzheimer’s is getting upset and frustrated because they can’t remember something they know they should recall, it creates stress. That makes it even more challenging to actually remember that information they believe they have in their brain.
Help create a relaxed atmosphere, encourage them to not take it so seriously, and they may very well begin to improve their recall ability.
For all of your Alzheimer’s care needs in Cherry Hill, NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 720-0100.
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