Experiencing the occasional lapse in memory or forgetting why we walked into a room has happened to all of us. For aging loved ones, these occurrences are sometimes a direct result of a neurological disease. They can also be caused from poor sleep or a decrease in social interaction. Making it a priority to do activities to help your loved ones stay sharp is important, and it’s easier than you think.
Playing board or card games is one way to stimulate brain activity while also providing social interaction. Things like memory games, or really any game that makes you think, is a great place to start. Cards not your thing? Dust off that old scrabble set in the closet and have a family game night. Everyone will benefit and most likely have a good time.
When was the last time you worked a puzzle? Pick out a beautiful landscape, clear off a table, and spend time together watching the picture come to life. Puzzles will keep the mind active while also improving fine motor skills.
A scaled down version of a hobby your loved one previously enjoyed is another option. Just because they’re slowing down doesn’t mean they have to stop participating in the things they love completely.
Are you struggling with ideas on how to keep your loved one engaged while providing home care? Keyline Home Care Solutions can help. If your loved one is on Medicaid or eligible for Medicaid, we can provide assistance by way of our online training, use of our secure mobile app, and access to a highly trained health coach. Through Georgia’s Structured Family Caregiving Program, Keyline Home Care Solutions can walk you through the process of getting paid as a family caregiver. Call us today at 1-855-453-9546 for more information on how to get enrolled.