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“As we age, we tend to become more “home bodies”, meaning we’re happy just to be in our comfortable, familiar surroundings. While this may make us feel content, it may actually be harmful in the long run, especially among seniors. A segment of National Public Radio recently discussed the concept of brain decline in Boise.
Bryan James, an epidemiologist at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center was quoted as saying brain decline is “simply not predestined for all human beings", and that "lots of people live into their 90s and even 100s with no symptoms of dementia." This begs the question…what can we do to help fight this situation? In the same interview, Art Kramer, a neuroscientist who directs the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, says first and foremost, is to exercise. Kramer’s research shows it's the best thing you can do for your brain.”
Are the elderly members of your family getting enough exercise to help stave off signs of brain decline? If you don’t have time to get your senior loved ones out and about, consider a home companion. BrightStar Care can provide senior companion care that includes walks in the park, stretching, chair exercises and more. It may not seem like much in our busy lives, but to anyone that faces day after day of watching television, it will be a welcome break that may give them more quality in their remaining years!
Companion Care in Boise
At BrightStar Care of Boise, we understand that finding experienced and compassionate caregivers can be a challenge. While many of our clients still enjoy their independence, they might require some assistance, and our qualified care professionals go above and beyond to deliver on our promise of A Higher Standard of Care to individuals and families they serve.
BrightStar Care of Boise provides a full continuum of private duty home care services comprised of companionship, personal care, transportation, medication assistance, skilled nursing and more to improve the lives of those living with care needs. Click here to learn more.