Your day-to-day routines, which include maintaining good oral health and keeping your household in order, are linked to a lower risk of dementia. These daily activities affect you in one way or another, so it’s important to take care of your brain health.
Regular trips to the dentist, in addition to brushing and flossing, will help to prevent harmful bacteria from building up and possibly contributing to poor cognitive health. The uneven distribution of good and bad bacteria could cause gum disease, which has been associated with cognitive decline in older adults. You can help to prevent this by regularly brushing twice a day, and making oral hygiene a priority.
Clean House and Exercise
Keeping your house clean is also important for your overall health. Doing daily chores, such as cooking, laundry, vacuuming, or yard work will get you moving. You are exercising at the same time, so it’s great to get your workout and chores done in one go. A clean house is always nice to look at, and it reduces the stress and anxiety that a cluttered home may cause.
Exercise is important for people of all ages. It can help reduce the risks of dementia in older adults. Even some physical activity is better than not doing anything. A walk outside or using a muscle-strengthening exercise can help your overall health.
Another great way to reduce your risks for dementia is to socialize on a regular basis. Socializing requires communication and listening. So, if you are having trouble with clearly communicating and hearing maybe you need a hearing test and hearing aids. We also provide assistive listening devices and demonstrations for live transcribing/caption apps. Contact us at Pure Sound Hearing to schedule an appointment.