La Crosse, Wisconsin
3501 Park Lane Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-789-4800

3 Mental Exercises to Help Seniors Stay Sharp January 31, 2019

La Crosse, La Crosse County
3 Mental Exercises to Help Seniors Stay Sharp, La Crosse, Wisconsin

The physical side effects of aging are hard to ignore, but the natural cognitive decline can be subtle. As a result, many seniors focus on maintaining their physical heath but neglect their mental dexterity. Elderly care providers know that exercising the brain is as important as exercising the body, and will encourage their clients to do the following activities so they can stay sharp. 

How Seniors Can Boost Their Memory 

1. Putting Together Puzzles

Doing puzzles can stimulate parts of the brain that seniors may not use often. Completing a jigsaw puzzle requires a considerable amount of concentration and forces you to evaluate even the smallest details that are easy to miss. And thanks to the popularity of jigsaw puzzles, everyone is bound to find one depicting something they love!

2. Playing Logic Games

elderly carePlaying logic games like Sudoku flexes critical thinking skills and hones superior pattern processing (SPP). As SPP is the basis of advanced cognitive functioning, identifying different number patterns over and over can help preserve memory. For this reason, elderly care providers often encourage their clients to spend some time doing crossword puzzles or playing brain games every day. 

3. Learning Something New

You’re never too old to learn something new! Seniors who take up an instrument or study a foreign language will undoubtedly feel sharper in everyday life. Researchers have found that challenging the brain by learning something new can help older individuals slow the aging process. 

 

Helping aging loved ones stay sharp can be challenging, especially if they have dementia or Alzheimer’s. If your family is looking for compassionate elderly care providers in La Crosse, WI, reach out to Hillview Health Care Center. This senior community is proud to provide affordable, skilled nursing care in a warm and welcoming setting. To learn more about the comprehensive services they provide, visit their website. To discuss your family’s elderly care needs, call (608) 789-4800. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Hillview Health Care Center
How Do I Talk to a Loved One About Assisted Living?, La Crosse, Wisconsin
If you have an aging loved one who needs more support or care, assisted living is an excellent way to ensure they are happy and healthy. Even if you understand the benefits...read more
Certified Nursing Assistants....are you looking for a career change?  Join the Hillview Nursing Home team today!, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Join our excellent team today.  We have the following position open: Certified Nursing Assistant – Full time –  $17.04/hour  http://https//www.governmentjo...read more
4 Ways Seniors Can Eat Healthy, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Establishing healthy eating habits starts early in life. A diet that includes fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other vital food benefits the body, mind, and spirit well into adultho...read more
3 Signs of Depression in Seniors, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Seniors are at an increased risk of depression. The stresses of an aging body, the loss of a spouse or other family member, and the burden of managing difficult illnesses are just a ...read more
$600 OFF from now until December 31, 2020!!!, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Hillview Terrace Assisted Living is offering a new tenant move in offer!  From now until December 31, 2020 we will waive the $600 Administrative Fee!! We currently have a beaut...read more