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Preventing Cognitive Decay with a Little Help from Poetry

Sep 25, 2018 by Lisa Carson RN, BSN

Poetry is much more than just a hobby. Not only is it good for a person’s soul, but some recent studies have shown it’s good for the brain as well. As cognitive performances decrease over time, the seniors are encouraged to get involved in poetry in order to keep their brain sharp.

There are many ways in which poetry helps the senior brain. Regardless of whether the senior writes poetry or they just enjoy reading it, these activities can help them a lot.

Here are some benefits they can expect to see soon after starting their poetry adventure:

  • Creativity – Writing poetry is bound to do wonders for the senior’s creativity. In turn, they can use the creative state of mind to improve many other areas of their life.
  • Stress relief – Because poetry requires the seniors to remain focused, it will make them forget about the unpleasant things they might be encountering in their everyday life.
  • Brain boost – Both reading and writing poetry gives the seniors the kind of brain boost they need.
  • General happiness – If the senior falls in love with poetry, they’re gonna start feeling much better. This is why poetry is a great weapon in the battle against depression, anxiety, and many other emotional issues.

The Role of Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers is an adult home care agency with offices in Lubbock, Texas, whose caregivers are trained to provide all kinds of different services, including companion care. What this means is that if your senior loved one lives alone, the adult home care providers can come by their home to give them company. And the time they spend with the senior can be used for such things as poetry reading and writing.

If you would like to hire Comfort Keepers for this job, you can visit their offices in Lubbock, TX or give them a call at (806) 228-7359.

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