Certain household chores, which are easy for seniors to perform, could be very beneficial in preventing dementia. Explanations.
- Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Doing brain activities regularly can also prevent the onset of dementia, as can a balanced diet.
According to’National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), nearly 10 million new cases of dementia are reported each year worldwide. This can be defined as a state of global and progressive intellectual impairment. Under this name, there are different dementia processes that group together various conditions. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease.
All pathologies related to dementia are generally manifested by disorders of memory, language, recognition of objects or usual gestures, behavior and judgment as well as disorientation in space and time. The practice of regular physical activity can help prevent various forms of dementia… In particular household chores, which are easier to perform than sports for seniors. And some are particularly beneficial.
A physical activity
First of all, when you do housework, you get physical activity, so it’s very beneficial in preventing dementia. “It’s important to find a way to exercise that works for youaccording to the Alzheimer’s Society, reported by the Express.co.uk. You might find it helpful to start with a small amount of activity and build it up gradually”. For example, gardening is a very good activity for seniors.
But the physical activity induced by household chores is not the only benefit of household chores. Mopping the floor and doing the laundry are two activities that can reduce the signs of depression that are often associated with the onset of dementia. On the other hand, storage also helps prevent dementia because it helps organize your home and reduce the feeling of clutter. In some patients, this contributes to the reduction of anxiety and stress, two factors of depression.
Kitchen and dishes
Finally, cooking is also a good thing to fight against dementia… Especially if it is done together because it helps to stimulate the elderly and improve their confidence and self-esteem. On the other hand, just like the dishes, this daily activity gives a rhythm and helps to maintain a routine.