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Tools Elderly Citizens Can Use to Help Boost Their Memory

As someone ages, they often start to lose bits of their memory. This may happen suddenly or over the course of time. With this being said, there are many tools to help seniors boost their memory. If you are taking care of an elderly loved one, encourage these tips, so they can improve their memory.

Elderly Care Novato CA - Tools Elderly Citizens Can Use to Help Boost Their Memory

Elderly Care Novato CA – Tools Elderly Citizens Can Use to Help Boost Their Memory

Strategy Games

One of the tools that elderly loved ones can use to help boost their memory is strategy games. Some of these types of games include basic video games, crosswords, checkers, chess, Sudoku, or puzzles. These games get the brain functioning better and processing times quicker, as well.

Reading Something

Another tool that will help seniors to boost their memory is to reading books, magazines, or newspapers. There are many reading materials that can help with brain functioning. Whether it is a simple blog or an ad in the newspaper, elderly citizens will have a better memory because of their time reading.

Learn New Things

When seniors learn new things they are increasing their brain strength. Some of the things that will help them include making and learning about new recipes, learning how to play an instrument, picking up a foreign language, and engaging in a new physical activity. There are so many new things that elderly citizens can learn. It is never too late to learn new things.

New Projects

Seniors can boost their memory by taking on new projects. These projects should include planning to some degree. Planting a garden, designing landscapes for their yard, planning a party, or volunteering for some type of event can all be beneficial. By using this portion of their brain, they are able to improve and maintain their memory.

Going to the Gym

Another way for elderly citizens to boost their memory is by going to the gym. There are many elderly people who think they aren’t able to go to the gym. However, there are many pieces of gym equipment that work well, even for basic and simple exercises. Exercise has shown to help improve memory, along with providing many other benefits, too.

These are some of the tools that seniors can use to help boost their memory. If you need assistance with helping your loved one improve their memory, you may want to hire an elderly care provider. The elderly care provider can be there to encourage your loved one to go to the gym, exercise, read books and magazines, learn new things, and play strategy games. You can make the call today to get an elderly care provider to come out to your loved one’s home.

Source:  https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/cognitive-health-and-older-adults
https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/preserving-and-improving-memory-as-we-age

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Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS

In 1988, after working as a clinical nurse in the University Health System at UC San Francisco, Lucy Andrews started understanding home care.

She became a discharge planner and immediately fell in love with the concept of home care and the autonomous clinical practice it affords nurses. Dr. Lucy was hooked and has been a strong supporter of home care ever since.Believing people need advocates in healthcare systems, she has championed that cause across the acute care and post-acute care setting.

Dr. Lucy has worked in every aspect of home care from Medicare Certified, DME, Infusion, Hospice and finally Private Duty/Private Pay services. She also works as a home care consultant across the country and as a legal nurse consultant for the home care industry.

Having worked in all areas of home care, Dr. Lucy has a well-rounded perspective of the challenges facing patients, families and the home care industry, and as a provider she advocates for patients through the maze of health care services. Dr. Lucy celebrated over 37 years as a nurse and patient advocate.

Dr. Lucy has a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.In 1994, she received her Masters of Science in Health Service Administration from St. Mary's University, Moraga, California. Dr. Lucy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice awarded in 2016, graduating with Distinction and a 4.0 GPA.

She did her doctoral work on the global dementia crisis, aging and prevention strategies for healthy living. Developed dementia and Alzheimer's disease plans for aging patients leaving the hospital setting or entering long-term care or home health and hospice environments. She also developed a specialized program for those at risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

In 1992, Dr. Lucy was designated CAHSAH Certified Home Care Administrator in the inaugural offering of this designation through the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).

She is the founder and CEO of Creative Solutions Home Care Consulting Services and At Your Service Nursing & Home Care, a concierge nursing & home care agency that provides the services she believes are essential for seniors to age in place.She offers a higher level of care allowing people to be in their own homes with an emphasis on independence, safety, and quality of life.

Dr. Lucy is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and sits on the Board of Directors for California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).

She has served on the boards for both state and national board associations, and is currently on the following boards and committees: Board of Directors, California State Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH), 2002-present, National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC's) Private Duty Home Care Association Director, and multiple state and national home care committees.

Dr. Lucy goes to Washington, DC, several times a year to advocate for senior services and home care issues. She was past Commissioner for the Sonoma Commission on Human Rights.She is past chair of the local Senior Advocacy Services.

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