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What Can Your Senior Do if She’s Worried about Her Memory?

It’s very common for aging family members to worry about their memory. Your aging family member might fear that she could be losing too much of her ability to remember things or she might be worried about developing bigger issues, like dementia.

 

Home Care in Greer SC: Senior Memory

Home Care in Greer SC: Senior Memory

 

Talk to Her Doctor

The very first step if your senior is worried about memory issues is to talk to her doctor. Your senior’s doctor can do some testing to determine if these are normal memory issues or something to follow up on a little more closely. There may be other medical solutions that your senior can start to put into place now, too.

 

Write Things Down

The human brain gets overwhelmed pretty quickly when people try to hang onto too many little details. Writing those details down frees the brain up to do what it does best, which is to think and to solve problems. A small notebook can be a really helpful tool.

 

Play Memory Games

Memory games are a fun way to pass the time, whether your senior opts for electronic versions or old-fashioned versions. Playing these games together can be a lot of fun while working out your senior’s brain. Puzzles, word games, and other brain teasers can also be helpful and fun ways to pass time.

 

Increase Socialization

Socialization can play a big part in keeping your senior’s brain active, too. But as your elderly family member has aged, she might have cut back dramatically on her social activities. If transportation to events is a problem, home care providers can do the driving for her. Some seniors are just more comfortable at home, though. It might be a good idea to stop in more frequently for a visit or set up regular times for senior care providers to stop in and chat while helping with household tasks.

 

Learn New Things

As your aging family member learns new things, her brain stays active, like a muscle that she’s working with weights. Ideally, your senior should be learning new things that she’s always wanted to learn more about and that she enjoys. That means that she’s having fun and getting mental benefits from that enjoyment.

These solutions can help your elderly family member to get a handle on how her memory is doing now and also give it a bit of a workout and some support. Implementing even a few of these ideas can help your elderly family member to experience a big shift in the memory issues that she feels she’s experiencing right now.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Home Care in Greer, SC, please contact the caring staff at Upstate Home Care Solutions today. Call (864) 527-0455

James Bennett

James Bennett is a native of Taylors, SC. A graduate of Riverside High School, he attended Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Packing Science. Upon graduation, he commenced on a career path in food manufacturing with Nestle Frozen Foods (1999 – 2008) and Country Fresh, Inc. (2008 – 2011). When James was only 12, his father, at the age of 37, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).With both an ailing father and a grandmother suffering from several medical conditions, James Bennett and his family were able to unify and provide their loved ones with the home care they needed. Their family structure and consistent schedule were key aspects in providing care. Unfortunately, not all families have the structure, resources, or flexibility to provide the home care their loved one desires. James understands the difficulties families and caregivers encounter while providing and caring for loved ones. A loving son, husband, and father who understands the need to help families, James created Upstate Home Health Care Solutions, LLC in 2011 to fill in the gap for families who need caring individuals to assist with a loved one’s home care needs.

• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business of the Year 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) Program participant 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce MBA Excellence Award Recipient 2017
• Featured on the cover Upstate Business Journal June 2016
• Community Works Economic Impact Award 2016
• Board Member of Ten at the Top (TATT) and Fire Pit Ranch (FPR)
• Member of Upstate Senior Network, Greenville & Spartanburg Chapters
• Member of the Healthcare division of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the Better Business Bureau
• Staff member of Palmetto Boys State sponsored by the American Legion
• Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.