Cognitive Health

For Seniors

  • Familiarize yourself with new technologies as they become available, such as FaceTime and Skype. They will continue to become increasingly complicated and you want to stay on top of them.
  • Take classes and learn new skills. Don’t listen to the adage “an old dog can’t learn new tricks”… keep that brain nimble!
  • Identify your passions or curiosities and pursue them, both academic and artistic.
  • Visit museums and exhibits in your free time.
  • Learn how to meditate and do it daily to reduce stress.

For Caretakers

  • Help your loved one familiarize themselves with new technologies and social media platforms as they become available, such as FaceTime, Skype, and Facebook. They will continue to become increasingly complicated and you want to stay on top of them.
  • Identify classes that align with your loved one’s interests and are available to them based on location. Then help them sign up.
  • Buy crossword puzzles, sudoku, decks of cards, etc. and challenge your loved one to complete one a day (join in the challenge as well).
  • Continue to recommend books, articles, etc. that align with their interests.
  • Help them pick up a new artistic passion such as  drawing, sculpture, or photography.
  • Know the signs of dementia and methods to stave it off.