Help to ward off dementia with a new hobby

Taking up a hobby in middle-age could be key to warding off dementia in later life according to experts, particularly one that keeps you active. 

There is overwhelming evidence for the value of physical activity for reducing the heart attack, stroke and diabetes but research also shows that taking part in a regular hobby could also help to ward off or slow down the effects of dementia.

Taking up a hobby has numerous benefits in later life – not only can learning new skills help with cognitive brain function but it’s also a great way to meet new people and socialise.   People can often feel loneliness and isolation in older age but getting together with like-minded people on a regular basis can help you to stay connected.

A popular hobby that many people take up in mid-life is bowls.  Local bowls clubs meet regularly and often provide lots of social opportunities for their members to be involved in, as well as providing gentle but stimulating exercise on a regular basis.

Home Instead Wrexham and Flintshire East has recently joined forces with local club Gresford Village to help promote a healthy lifestyle in later life and are supporting the club by sponsoring their kit for the next three years. 

If you’d like to know more about taking up bowls and joining the club, call 01978 854372 for further information.