How to Take Control of Cognitive Aging

Expert Tips from Your Skilled Nursing Facility in Rhode Island

An old couple having lunch togetherRecent studies show that by taking charge of their cognitive health, seniors can significantly improve their quality of life. At our skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Rhode Island, we provide a range of fun activities and nutritious meals to help enhance the well-being of our elderly residents. We make it easy and exciting for your loved ones to stay active.

Cognitive abilities help us perform many important functions including processing information, awareness, reasoning, decision making and memory. As we age, however, these mental capabilities start to decline. Read tips from our experienced team on how to preserve cognitive health in your golden years.

Simple ways to take control of cognitive aging:

  • Eat right: Consuming the right foods can help slow the decline in brain functions. Good cardiovascular function is also tied to brain health. A Mediterranean diet which includes large amounts of fiber-rich foods such as beans, vegetables, olive oil and fish is extremely beneficial for physical and mental wellness.  Pay attention to what you eat!
  • Be active: A recent report from the American Association of Retired Persons revealed that being physically and socially active contributes to brain health. Include aerobic activities and weight training as part of your senior exercise program. Also make it a point to meet family and friends regularly. Staying in touch with what’s going on in the world and in your community as well as volunteering will also help you maintain your cognitive abilities.
  • Avoid stress: It can have a negative impact on your physical, mental and emotional health. Try relaxing activities like meditation and yoga or take up positive hobbies such as painting, arts and crafts or journaling to reduce or eliminate stress.

Group of seniors doing bublbles in the jacuzziThe Holiday Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Manville, Rhode Island provides a full spectrum of engaging and well-planned activities  and programs to help your loved ones stay active as they age. Whether your parent is here for a short term stay post-surgery, or while you are traveling, or for long term care, we look after them just as you would. Our team has been caring for families like yours since 1973.

Come talk to our amazing staff and caregivers at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services Center in Rhode Island, a short distance from Providence. Give us a call at 401-765-1440 for more information or fill out our online form to book a tour.

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