13 Ways Seniors Can Have a Healthier Brain

You probably know how important it is to get regular physicals and dental checkups to make sure your body is in tip-top shape, but how about your brain? Is your brain as strong as it could be? Our brain health is critically important at any age, but it’s especially important to maintain and strengthen as we age. After all, just like our muscles, it’s "use it or lose it." Read on for 13 quick suggestions to help strengthen your brain:

  1. Learn how to play an instrument or sing.
  2. Learn a new language.
  3. Volunteer. By volunteering, you boost your connection to your community, make real-life connections with others, and improve overall brain function.
  4. Eat brain-healthy foods such as salmon, nuts, and berries.
  5. Get enough sleep—and seek help from health professionals if adequate sleep is a struggle.
  6. Move more! Physical activity does wonders for brain health.
  7. Think positively. If this is a struggle, ask for help from others or reliable online sources or books to guide you.
  8. Meditate.
  9. Find ways to laugh every day.
  10. Learn to dance or play a new sport.
  11. Draw, paint, or color.
  12. Complete mental puzzles like crosswords, word searches, and similar games.
  13. Perform math in your head.

Call Secure Aging to Find Out How We Can Help Seniors With Care Management

At Secure Aging in Bradenton, we transform the weight of the world into a sigh of relief for our senior clients and their concerned family members. The mission of Secure Aging is to protect and preserve our client’s independence and dignity through careful and thoughtful financial and care management. As our clients age, it is their desire to remain independent and age with dignity. Our services protect our clients from talented con artists looking to exploit and deplete the financial resources of our vulnerable seniors. Secure Aging helps families in Manatee County and Sarasota County and in and around the communities of Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Myakka City, Palmetto, Parrish, and Sarasota. Call us at 941-761-9338, or visit us online at www.secureaging.com.

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