Seniors and reading By Shellyann Brooks Posted March 12, 2019 In Blog:Happier Aging The Lifestyle Seniors and reading2019-03-122019-03-12http://www.taylorcareshomehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/taylotlogosmall-1.pngTaylor Cares Transitional Housinghttp://www.TAYLORCARESTRANSITIONALHOUSING.COM/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/atbrgxyjc.jpg200px200px 0 Taylor Cares and their commitment to their community in starting a book club to continue to stimulate the mind as we age well into retirement. Reading is important at every age, the voice of a parent to a baby in their early stages or a senior reading to children in the library. Reading continues to strengthen the brain as we read about new skills, adventures, self-development, and the great big spectrum of topics books can offer us as we read. You can find a book at the bedside nightstand in most homes in America, reading a book before we sleep helps relax the reader especially if you need that extra help to help us unwind and fall to sleep. Reading strengthens our neural pathways in our brain as we age, it is like exercise for the brain. The brain holds all our memories it is our own little vault, memory loss like dementia and Alzheimer’s needs us to continue to build connections to our brain cells that may help delay the onset of some dementias. Living with your aging parents or keeping their attention can be a challenge, especially in the winter months or days when the weather is bad, and seniors with cognitive or physical limitations find it difficult to get out of the home often. Planning activities that engage your parents’ or seniors, however, you can ward off boredom, boost their mental and emotional health, and make their care much easier on you by reading. Reading is one of the simplest acts that you or the grandchildren can do that accomplishes this goal and lets you enjoy some quality time with your aging parents or seniors in reading. Reading by sharing the experience you can encourage conversations, learn more about your aging parents or seniors, and spend some relaxing time together. Reading can also help ease anxiety among seniors. Here are some tips for making reading interesting with your seniors: Choose a book with large print together, a book that appeals to the senior. Read aloud and have conversations to insight thinking and share more. Plan an activity or outing around the story to re-connect with the book. Help a senior Do you know a senior who might want someone to come and read to them in your community? Taylor Cares can help make a difference in your love one life. Call our caregiver line 800 616 4760. Here in the Charlotte area. community, homecare, homehealth, reading, seniors, taylorcares Recommended PostsTaylor Cares Veteran Adult Group Foster Home (Coming Soon)Happier Aging the Life Style Social Engagement Leave a Comment Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.