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Improving Problem Solving Skills for Someone with Alzheimer’s Begins Early

It’s not always easy for somebody with Alzheimer’s to see light in the future. They may see nothing but darkness ahead of them. That’s usually the first reaction some people have when diagnosed with this disease. When a person has been diagnosed with this form of dementia, it may not come as a complete surprise, mostly because the memory loss they experience was affecting them already for some time.

They can improve their problem-solving skills.

Alzheimer's Care in Coconut Creek FL: Problem Solving Skills

Alzheimer’s Care in Coconut Creek FL: Problem Solving Skills

Not only can they improve their problem-solving skills, but they can also improve their memory and mental activity, if they do some of the right things early on. There are research studies that indicate mental stimulation can help delay the onset of more potent memory loss for a few weeks, or even months (Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation).

There are numerous activities people can do to help improve their memory and problem-solving skills. One of them is to read more often.

Unfortunately, more people watch TV today than ever before.

TVs are larger, less expensive, and easier to deal with for those who wish to find some escape in life. When a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and it causes depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, they might prefer to simply sit down, relax, and watch television programs where they don’t have to think much about it.

That’s not going to provide much benefit to them.

Reading or even writing is a great activity to consider that will exercise the brain and give that individual the mental stimulation they need to help them solve problems in the future.

Doing the crossword puzzle can be a great idea.

The crossword puzzle requires concentration, problem-solving skills, focus, and much more. It’s not always easy to get into the rhythm of doing a crossword puzzle, but starting out with something simple and basic rather than trying the New York Times crossword puzzle, can help a person begin enjoying this activity.

Doing a simple crossword puzzle every day may provide tremendous mental benefit to people whether they’ve been diagnosed with some form of dementia or not.

Playing strategic thinking games.

With tablets and smartphones and other computer devices, the senior doesn’t need to have somebody there with them to play these games. Chess, checkers, and many other games that require focus and concentration can provide the kind of mental stimulation they need to help improve problem-solving skills now and into the future.

If you or a family member are in need of  Alzheimer’s care in Coconut Creek, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770. Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

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Liza Erazo

Administrator at Star Multi Care Florida
Liza Erazo has recently joined the Star Multi Care team as Administrator of the Florida branch.She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and transferred to Florida in 1996 to continue her healthcare career culminating a 10-year track in the cut-throat, New York Business Development market.

She gained another 20 year of administrative and marketing experience within the Florida healthcare market before accepting the position with Star Multi Care. Focusing on advocating for seniors has always been her passion and she plans on continuing this quest while working with Star.
Liza spends much of her free time volunteering with advocacy groups.She currently is a Florida Elder Mediator, the Chairman for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the Alzheimers’ Family Center, and sits on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County.

Her family also remains a priority in her life.Ms. Erazo raised her two children while working and pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice.She prides herself in the joys her three grandchildren bestow upon her and values the time she spends with them.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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