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Top 7 Activities To Excite a Senior’s Memory

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Have you noticed your senior loved one forgetting some things lately? Forgetfulness is one of the common age-related issues that they battle with. For as long as this forgetfulness is not dementia (which is going to be another topic entirely) these moments can be remedied and overlooked.

Thankfully, however, there are activities that aging persons can do so they can still exercise their memory and cognition. We would like to share these activities in this post today.

Memory-enhancing activities serve as workout routines for the brain. In the aging season, regularly working on stretching out the memory helps a senior person to improve their memory skills efficiently. Here are our top seven recommended activities.

  1. Volunteering Activities
    Regularly interacting with other people exercises a senior person’s memory especially in remembering people’s names. When they volunteer in charitable organizations, for instance, seniors not only feel fulfilled. They can also have more opportunities to exercise their memory.
  2. Learning a New Language
    Especially if you’re into languages and communication, this prospect can be attractive to you. It’s helpful to increase a person’s memory because you need to remember the meanings of the words you have just learned.
  3. Video Games
    Seniors can also play mentally stimulating video games. If not games, then they can also engage with online activities to help exercise their mental and cognitive faculties. As a result, their memory can also be stretched and improved.
  4. Shopping List Game
    This is an improvised game you can use when outdoors and doing grocery shopping. When doing this, it will be beneficial to have some assistance from professional care providers. The game simply involves recalling the items you wrote down on your shopping list and check whether you have purchased all of them or not.
  5. Read and Retell
    Another brain-stimulating activity is reading. You can take this activity a little higher by providing opportunities for your senior loved one to read and then give them time to retell the story to you. This way, they can also work on remembering those events, which consequently improve their memory.
  6. Arts and Crafts
    Seniors can also enjoy doing arts and crafts especially when they do this with other seniors. These activities can also be mentally stimulating as their creativity is honed. The feeling of satisfaction after seeing their end-product also makes them happy, which strengthens their mental well-being.
  7. Chess
    This age-old game never goes out of style for individuals who also want to work on their memory, analysis, and thinking skills. Seniors can also make the most of their time by playing chess while reaping the mental benefits of the game.

Have you tried any of these activities before? If you want to stimulate your senior loved one’s memory every day, you can get started with the abovementioned recommendations. At Lowenhill Home Care Services, we do our best to help provide a quality life for your senior family member.

If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to reach us out.