Dementia is one of the biggest fears that older adults face. The latest research gives us a few do’s and don’ts that can help put seniors’ minds at ease.
First, seniors who lead sedentary lifestyles and consume a lot of sodium in their diet may be damaging their mental health. A study from Canada has found evidence that high-salt diets coupled with low physical activity can be detrimental to cognitive health in older adults. While low sodium intake is associated with reduced blood pressure and risk of heart disease, this is believed to be the first study to extend the benefits of a low sodium diet to brain health in healthy older adults.
Other evidence from a recent study of seniors indicates that consuming fish oil supplements has a positive impact on brain health and aging. The study included 819 individuals, 117 of whom reported regular use of fish oil supplements before entry and during study follow-up.
That’s why it’s imperative for seniors to stay active and eat healthy meals. Our Home Instead Senior CAREGivers provides companionship that ensures older adults eat right and stay physically and mentally active. If your loved one lives alone in Mississauga ON, please give us a call at 905- 276-2273.
Home Care Mississauga helping older adults and elderly live independently and safely at home. Please call 905- 276-2273.