Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Alzheimer's Early onset Brain Exercises

The brain is involved in everything that we do and, we absolutely need to take care of it, like we would any other part of our body. We need to focus on our diet, focus on learning new things. Exercising the brain to improve, focus on how we handle our daily tasks, and even improve our balance, as we get older we need to more focus on our brain health. Even with a diagnosis of early Alzheimer's or Dementia onset, with these exercises, there may be a possibility of slowing the progress.  
Doing certain brain exercises may help to boost your memory, concentration, and focus. The following are a few suggestions that may help if they are incorporated into the daily schedules.   
Let's play cards: Playing cards is an activity that stimulates the brain, as it stimulates and engages several regions of the brain. Some studies have shown that card games improve thinking skills and memory.

Want to dance? Learning new dance moves has shown to improve the brain's processing speed and memory. You don't necessarily need a partner there are many videos on the web that you can choose from. So, let's Zumba, Salsa, or cha-cha!

Engage all your senses: What is the best way to do this? 
well, let's start cooking, or baking. Try new recipes with new flavors, try to identify which flavors are more intense in the recipe. Bread making is another fantastic way to use all your senses, smelling, touching, tasting, and seeing. Try activities that engage all of your senses at the same time. By using all of your senses you are engaging the brain to make new connections. Challenge yourself and see if you can memorize the recipe and share it with a friend by memory.

How about learning something new: It can be a new language, playing an instrument, or learning a new skill. This will help strengthen the connections in your brain. There must be something that you wanted to learn. Learning a new skill can help to improve memory function in older adults. Or you can do the opposite, instead of learning something new. You can teach what you know to somebody!

There are many new games to engage our brains.  In our community there is a program that several residents have been using, some of the residents that participate in this activity have mentioned that it has helped them to retain information easily, they have commented on how it has improved heir peripheral vision, which aids in having good balance. 

If you make these small changes to your activities and start including brain health exercises to your daily routine, soon you will be surprised at the many improvements that come by simply adding these few things to your daily routine. It is never too late to start, don't wait to be diagnosed with memory impairment. Start making lifestyle changes now!

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