Healthy Mind

Maintain and protect

Written by Healthy Living

“Brain Health as You Age,” by Dr. Steven P. Simmons, William E. Mansback, and Jodi L. Lyons, is touted as “a practical guide to maintenance and prevention.” Here are five of the 25 tips offered for caregivers of cognitively impaired people:

  • Get rid of judgmental people in your life. You don’t need them. You don’t need their criticism. As long as you are doing the best you can, it is good enough.
  • Don’t worry about things like clothes. Go for what is easy and comfortable. If your mother wants to wear the same shirt every day, buy duplicate shirts—she can have seven identical shirts. That ensures she is always clean and hygienic and wearing what she wants. The reality is that no one really cares what she’s wearing.
  • Take care of your own health.
  • Sleep.
  • Exercise.

Source: Brain Health as You Age: A Practical Guide to Maintenance and Prevention.” Copyright 2018, Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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