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The Aging Brain

Brain health is essential for the mind-body connection and for a thriving life experience regardless of age.  Our brain health determines how well we can live independently, and is necessary for determining how well we: 

    • Think, learn and remember (cognition)
    • Control our movements, including balance (motor function)
    • Interpret and respond to our emotions (emotional function)
    • Feel and respond to sensation (tactile function)

As we age, our brains begin to shrink and we tend to become slower thinkers.  We have more difficulty remembering names, find it harder to pay attention, and find it less easy to take on several tasks.   There is still much we do not know about the aging brain, but we do know there are ways to offset and slow down this transition. 

Connecting in ways that are personally meaningful with others is most important for physical and cognitive health.  We are social beings, and this does not change as we age, however the downside to aging is that many seniors become isolated and shut in.   We can also get overwhelmed with too much socialization so a balance is necessary.  SeniorSynCare can help with your dependent senior’s scheduling needs.

Studies show that those who do engage purposefully with others live longer, have a more positive life experience and have improved cognitive function.  It also serves to reduce stress and keep a positive outlook.  Stress, over extended periods can physically change the brain and causes several health problems.  It is important to reduce excessive stress (note that some stress is necessary for a high quality of life). 

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