Turnagain Social Club has announced updated adult day services to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and to give aging people methods and activities to keep their minds sharp as they get older.
More information is available at http://turnagainsocialclub.com/blog/best-ways-to-keep-your-mind-sharp-as-you-age
Getting older is an inevitable fact of life, and as people get older, they often begin to worry about a possible decline in their cognitive abilities. Some aging people may start doing sudokus and/or crossword puzzles.
Not everyone, though, is interested in those types of puzzles. Turnagain Social Club in Anchorage, AK, understands the importance of healthy brain function throughout life and advises members and visitors about other ways to keep their minds sharp as they age.
Turnagain Social Club in Anchorage, AK, is an adult day center for people aged 55 or older. Owner and President Koreen Mateaki noted that the senior population and the number of Alzheimer’s patients were growing faster in Alaska than in the rest of the country.
Mateaki, a Registered Nurse who worked with geriatrics for 21 years, recognized the need for adult day facilities in the Anchorage, AK, area and opened Turnagain Social Club in 2016.
Mateaki explains that having an active social life promotes the growth of brain cells and stimulates good brain chemicals. In addition, she emphasizes the importance of daily exercise for both body and mind. Their facility has activity rooms to make sure seniors who visit the social club meet their need for exercise.
Information is shared with members and visitors about the importance of a brain-healthy diet that includes general good nutrition, especially including salmon, green tea, eggs, and blueberries.
The staff at Turnagain Social Club encourages all members and visitors to maintain a positive outlook which helps the brain make good brain chemicals. Laughter plays a big role in this positive outlook.
Maintaining proper upright posture yields several benefits, including improved circulation, improved blood flow to the brain, improved core strength. The result is fewer aches and pains, as well as a general overall good feeling.
Mateaki explains that sleep is a critical component to ensure the brain gets a proper daily recharge. And music stimulates the brain and increases those good chemicals. Benefits are even greater if playing music is accompanied by singing.
Practicing writing can have surprising benefits, including the stimulation of neural pathways and improvement in mental focus and motor skills.
Staying on schedule and following a daily routine can help a person recognize the accomplishments of the day. This adds to the positive attitude mentioned earlier. Turnagain Social Club has launched an adult day facility and programs to help people achieve all of the above.
For interested parties, more information is available at http://turnagainsocialclub.com/blog/best-ways-to-keep-your-mind-sharp-as-you-age
Turnagain Social Club
Turnagain Social Club
3201 Turnagain St.
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