As we age, engaging in memory exercises is just important as physically exercising our bodies. The Alzheimer’s Association offers recommendations on some easy ways to daily exercise our brain with activities that include reading, writing and doing crossword or other puzzles, playing games and attending events such as lectures or plays.
They state that there are four areas we can work on to help reduce our risk of cognitive decline: physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement. In fact research has found that simply by keeping our brains active, we can actually increase its vitality and may even help to generate new brain cells.
An article on the “6 simple steps to keep your mind sharp at any age” from the Harvard Health Publication outlines ways to help prevent cognitive decline and reduce your risk of dementia. The article stresses the importance of continuing to learn as challenging our brains with mental exercises is “believed to activate processes that help maintain individual brain cells and stimulate communication among them.”
MorningStar of Albuquerque could not agree more. Our senior living community is loaded with activities that are not only fun but also help to stimulate our brains. Just a quick look at our monthly calendar shows activities such as trivia, poker, spelling bees, bingo, dominoes, and more that help to challenge our brains.
Regardless of personal interest, our seniors find plenty to do to keep them interested in life. With a range of activities such as a baking group, current events discussions, and live entertainment, residents stay social and keep their brains active. If you have been searching “senior living near me”, we encourage you to take a look at our exceptional community.
The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Albuquerque, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to schedule a tour and see for yourself the finest senior living Albuquerque NM has to offer.