15 Apr Remember These Everyday Activities to Keep Your Memory Sharp
As people age, they need to continue to take good care of both their physical and their mental health. It is vital to get checked regularly for possible memory issues, in addition to an annual physical examination.
As a follow up to a memory screening or if you want to discuss other memory concerns with your physician or other healthcare professional, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America suggests to bring a list of current medications and notes on symptoms and other issues.
As outlined in this recent PsyBlog article, there are a number of activities that have been linked to a reduced risk of developing memory and thinking problems. Some of these activities include:
ART: Drawing, sculpting and painting
CRAFTS: Pottery, woodworking, quilting and sewing
SOCIALIZING: Outings, lectures, travel, getting together with friends
COMPUTER: Conduct web searches, online shopping, computer games
According to the article, people “who participate regularly in arts, crafts, socializing or computer use are less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI).”
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Mount Vernon Towers, the well-established senior living community in Sandy Springs, offers onsite rehab services and short-term respite care to get residents back on their feet after surgery or illness. Mount Vernon Towers’ onsite personal care community, Sandy Springs Assisted Living, is located within the main building. This 28-bed healthcare center provides complete assisted living in a comfortable, family-like environment.
Mount Vernon Towers in Sandy Springs, one of Atlanta’s most desirable and convenient neighborhoods, offers a number of different floor plans, a variety of activities and social events, excellent dining and 24-hour security, as well as a 28-bed personal care community: Sandy Springs Assisted Living. Call to set up a personal tour soon.
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