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Understanding Memory Could Improve Alzheimer’s Care in the Long Run

Alzheimer’s Care in Fairfield, CT

Alzheimer's Care in Fairfield, CTHow much do you understand about memory? The average American only has very basic knowledge about how the brain works. Most people may recognize the term neural pathways or electro-chemical reactions. They don’t really understand that each neuron is a cell that carries certain information from one part of the brain to the other. They may not realize that when a brain cell dies it is not regenerated, which is in part how Alzheimer’s progresses.

Many people also don’t realize that the brain is a muscle. They may have seen images of what a brain looks like and think of it as little more than of gelatinous mess. It isn’t very impressive and even though scientists have learned a great deal more about how the brain works and processes information, it is still a vast mystery that baffles even the brightest minds.

Developing a better understanding about memory, how the brain processes information, and how to give that muscle more exercise can provide numerous benefits for the person who has been diagnosed with this form of dementia.

Usually, when a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they have already exhibited memory loss that has begun to impact daily living. Maybe it was forgetting about various appointments or even a child’s or grandchild’s birthday. Perhaps they couldn’t remember a conversation they had with somebody the day before. The memory loss could be just about anything, but they probably didn’t visit their doctor until they became more concerned that it was something beyond just the natural process of aging.

Whether or not a person has actually been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or is at an increased risk due to their age, family history, or other factors, getting the brain more exercise helps improve memory and also may delay the onset of more serious aspects of memory loss, even for somebody who has been diagnosed with this disease.

When the brain gets exercise, whether it’s through a process of doing a crossword puzzle, for example, playing a strategic thinking game, reading, writing something creative, learning a new skill or activity or information, or anything else, it’s increasing the neural activity in the brain. When neural activity is an increased, it provides more strength to the brain as a whole.

While mentally-stimulating games and activities aren’t a cure for Alzheimer’s, they may play a role in strengthening a senior’s memory, delay more serious aspects of memory loss, and improve quality of life for a longer period of time.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care in , CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Fairfield, CT at 203-923-8866.

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Jay Kiley

Jay Kiley has spent over well over 30 years providing world class customer service to clients around the world. Whether it was during his career in banking as asenior officer with Fortune 500 companies or working with some of the wealthiest people in the world with the Superyacht Rigging Company he owned with his brother; customer service was and is first and foremost.

As the Regional Developer of SYNERGY HomeCare in Connecticut for the past several years Kiley again puts the customer’s needs first. Working with the four five SYNERGY HomeCare Connecticut offices, Danbury, Bristol, Stamford, East Haven and Fairfield, which he owns with his wife of 34 years,Laurie, he has lead the SYNERGY CareTeam to tremendous growth and continued success. Knowing first hand how health, aging and memory care issues can take a toll on a family, he is a very hands-on owner. He makes his cell phone available to all clients and their families providing more than just care, Kiley provides solutions to his client’s care needs and peace of mind to their family.