Here at Rockport Senior Living in Rocky River, we’re ready and waiting to be the team to help take some of the burden off of your shoulders and improve your family’s quality of life. When you’re used to being the one providing care for your elderly loved one, it can start to take a toll on you emotionally, physically, and mentally. Whether you’re a full-time caregiver for your aging family member or you’re not able to be as involved as you’d like and you tend to worry about their well-being, Rockport would love to help you!

If you would like to learn more about our services, check out our website! We’ve got high-quality assisted living services, independent living care, memory care, respite care, elder daycare, and more! We’d love to chat with you about all of the ways that Rockport’s senior caregivers can step in and give you some much-needed relief. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour of our senior care facility.

In part one of our blog series on the value and proper care of the brain, we learned how important of a role the brain plays in our daily functions and we also discussed the reality of losing some of our mental abilities as we age. In today’s blog, we’re going to dive into some of the best ways to take care of your brain. Continue reading to learn more!

Brain Food

Many people don’t realize the power that their diets have when it comes to a long, healthy life. Though our diets don’t always mean that we won’t encounter health issues, they can help give us a better chance. There are certain foods that have been proven to improve the health of the brain. Here are some great foods to eat to maintain a healthy mind:

  • Walnuts
  • Blueberries
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Salmon
  • Whole Grain
  • Spinach
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Eggs
  • Green Tea

It should also be mentioned that making sure you keep your blood sugar in check, drinking plenty of water, improving your blood pressure, and avoiding the abuse of alcohol and tobacco will also work wonders for your brain’s longevity.

Brain Games

There are plenty of daily activities that will actually help keep our brains and memories functioning well.

  • Doing Puzzles
  • Playing Word Games
  • Playing Memory Games
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Knitting
  • Listening to Music
  • Reading Books
  • Learning a Language
  • Taking a Course

 

 

Get Exercise

When we exercise, we give our brains oxygen and improve their function. Exercise is not only crucial for our bodies in general, it’s crucial for the health of our brains.

Get Plenty of Rest

According to WebMD, the functions that help improve our memories are strengthened as we sleep. Make sure that you get plenty of rest to ensure excellent brain function.

If you’re ready to learn more about our memory care program at Rockport Senior Living, we’d love to talk with you! Contact our elderly care team today to learn more about our services or to schedule a tour.