Mind Matters

Welcome to Mind Matters. Here you will find information relating to keeping your mind active and healthy including useful hints, tips, and ideas.

At Home Instead Senior Care, our dedicated CAREGivers deliver companionship to older clients to keep them happy at home for as long as possible. During care visits, CAREGivers also ensure that clients are keeping well, both physically and mentally. But there will also be times when people will be on their own and we want to offer help and support to you as well on how to live well at home for as long as possible.

Benefits of keeping the mind active

Your brain works like a muscle, which means that you need to give it regular workouts to keep it functioning at a high level.

There are many benefits to keeping an active mind and growing older does not mean that your abilities will be reduced.

People who engage in meaningful activities, like volunteering or hobbies, say they feel happier and healthier, and learning new skills may also improve your thinking ability.

In addition, connecting with other people through social activities and community programmes are great for keeping your brain active. They help people feel less isolated and more engaged with the world around them and taking part in regular social activities may lower the risk for some health problems as well as improve overall well-being.

There are plenty of activities you can do in order to keep your brain sharp and stimulated.

Take a look at some of our ideas as to how to stay positive with activities and ideas that we can all do in the comfort of our own homes.

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Mindfulness for older people

Russell Treasure has written a guest blog for Home Instead Senior Care all about mindfulness tips and guidance for older people.

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