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Why is Brain Health Important?

In order for an individual to avoid cognitive decline and the development of dementia, he or she must ensure that their brain is as active and healthy as possible. Maintaining a healthy and active brain can strengthen one’s brain cells, which ultimately are the cause of dementia and impaired brain health. By maintaining a healthy and strong brain, individuals are essentially reducing the risk of developing dementia or other diseases due to damaged brain cells.

Learn How to Keep Your Brain Active

Keeping the brain active and maintaining its longevity is important, especially as individuals age and start to experience a natural decline in their cognitive abilities. There are several ways to ensure that the brain is as strong and vigorous as possible, which will greatly benefit an individual’s health in the long run. Ways to keep a brain active and healthy include:

  • Maintain a healthy diet that is filled with heart healthy foods. Heart healthy foods include: fatty fish, dark chocolate, blueberries, broccoli and nuts. Maintaining a healthy diet will not only give your brain the fuel it needs in order to work properly but will give it the longevity that it needs to maintain its functions and remain healthy.
  • Certain brain games can help an elderly individual maintain their brain health, while challenging their brain to stay strong for the long haul. These brain games include puzzles, crosswords, trivia and sudoku. These brain games should be challenging yet achieving them should be within reach. These games will test the brain in multiple ways while simultaneously keep its functions sharp and stout.
  • Learn new things, often. Studies show that learning something new can help enhance a brain’s functions and strengthen its abilities. Whether it is learning a new word, learning a new language or simply learning how to do a new hobby – just learn something new!
  • Use all of your senses, at the same time to improve brain functionality! Scientists believe that if you engage each sense at the same time, it will challenge your brain to adjust to a new experience that it may not be familiar with.
  • Stay active and exercise regularly! According to a study completed at the University of British Columbia, the hippocampus of the brain reacts in a positive and constructive way when the body engages in regular exercise. Additionally, exercise has been proven to boost an individual’s mood, sleep patterns and anxiety issues. Individuals who have issues sleeping, mood swings or high anxiety levels have been known to develop dementia down the road. It is advised that an individual consult with his or her doctor regarding what type of exercise and how much exercise they should pursue, as it will vary depending on strength levels and age.
  • Testing oneself on memory and the ability to recall information is beneficial to improve cognitive ability in the long run. Individuals who regularly test their own memory give their brain the strength it needs to recall memories as they age. Testing their memory can be done by playing memory games or simply asking themselves to recall something or a particular memory that happened in the past. Although some individuals try to strengthen their memory by repeating something that is fresh in their mind, it is more beneficial to try to recall something that happened far enough in the past where recalling the memory could be challenging.

Although cognitive impairment, to a certain degree, can be normal for elderly individuals, it does not have to lead to Alzheimer’s or dementia. By simply challenging one’s self to keep their brain healthy and active, they can preserve their brain cells, allowing their blood flow to remain optimal to continue to take care of their brain health. If an individual experiences signs or symptoms that seem to be abnormal, please contact a medical professional immediately. With the proper preparation and perseverance, dementia can be ward off by simply choosing to focus on brain health and activity.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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