What is your typical brain fitness program? For some it may be reading, word games, card games, travel, crafts and the list goes on. Since research supports the fact that challenging your brain is one of the keys to successful aging, you might want to consider exploring some options you may not have previously considered.
Equally important are activities that appeal to a variety of audiences. There are so many possible options for those who belong to a senior center or live in an independent or assisted living. Sometimes modifications are needed but when working as a speech-language pathologist primarily in home health care, one of the most rewarding experiences is to learn more about the interests of a person, assess their strengths, explore some options, then demonstrating to interested care partners how to modify activities. Frequently those older adults with hearing or memory challenges will comment how good it feels to use their brain. Often the person cannot do what they used to do and do not know how to modify it. That may result in too much time spent in front of the television until a plan that meets that person’s level of functioning is created.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about her memory fitness programs. In addition to the links in this blog, you might find it interesting to explore some of the my products that came about as a result of decades of experience looking for memory fitness activities that were appealing as well as user friendly and easily modifiable.
Daily Activities for Memory Fitness
Walking the Path to Memory Fitness One Week at a Time sample pages
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Time Well Spent 400 Ideas Young and Old Can Do Together - Ideas for a Better Visit
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” Albert Einstein