Cerna works with the top neurologists and dementia specialists and continues to develop the best overall program for in-home care and stimulation. Memory care is the term for a care option for people who have been diagnosed with such conditions or have problems with at least two areas of daily living (ADLs). Memory care allows a person experiencing memory loss to maintain a level of independence in the comfort, security and familiarity of their own home with professional staff. There are three categories that can greatly affect a person’s lifelong ability to cope with a cognitive impairment and thrive:
Activities that exercise the mind, such as interacting with music and art have proven to help neurological tissue become more vibrant. Short term memory exercises, such as “Item/Number Recall” have shown to slow down the progress of dementia and memory impairing conditions. Cerna staff uses many different exercises and programs to invoke new cognitive activity with our clients. Performance is documented and reviewed by management to ensure the right task difficulty levels are being administered at all times.
Exercises that elevate the heart rate such as walking, stretching, moving, low impact sports, “the counter exercises”, “the chair exercises” and dancing, increase blood oxygen to the brain and help combat the effects of dementia. Cerna’s in-home memory and cognition care includes an adequate amount of exercises on a daily basis to ensure vitality and performance is documented.
Lifestyle, Diet and Meal Planning:
Lifestyle management such as meal and diet planning can have great impact. Recent studies and data show that low fat, low sugar, and high omega three fatty acids improve and prolong the memory and cognition of people with cognitive impairments. Foods such as: fresh fish, nuts and seeds, whole grains, vegetables, fruits.