Enhancing Cognitive Function
When you take care of the body, you also take care of the mind. Exercise improves blood flow to every part of the body, including the brain. In some cases, it may even help elderly residents improve their memory or other cognitive skills that they need.
Staying active while you’re young is one thing, but exercise absolutely shouldn’t be ruled out for senior citizens. In fact, it should be one of the most important parts of their regular routine. So the next time you’re visiting your loved one in an assisted living facility, make sure you ask how active they’ve been.