Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and just as there are steps we can take to look after and improve our physical health; there are also ways we can improve our cognitive ability.

With many of us currently stuck inside this is especially important at the moment, and there couldn’t be a better time to get started. Perhaps you have been learning a musical instrument, taken the time to catch up with some reading, or started a new craft project? Word and number games can also be great fun, and an excellent opportunity to get the whole family involved.

‘Which?’ has a great article with examples of cognitive exercise – we have included a link to the full article for you to browse below. Although the main focus is helping people with dementia, the same principles can be applied to anyone.

https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/home-care/active-mind-and-body/keeping-the-brain-active-aw2pv4u040ds

Reading and writing are also a tried and tested method of keeping the brain active and engaged. The benefits of being able to lose yourself in a good book are huge: it can increase vocabulary, reduce anxiety, and teach us new skills. Writing can improve memory and help to organise our thoughts – maybe now is the right time to start that diary?

https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/home-care/active-mind-and-body/reading-and-writing-a8dhq6l2m5zw

 

How are you keeping busy during lockdown? Feel free to comment, or to send us an email with examples and pictures (sales@oakhammobility.co.uk)- the winner has the opportunity to be featured in our next blog and receive 10% off their next purchase! *t&c’s apply.

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