By Johnny Lowery
A simple rule to remember when thinking about the actions to follow in order to avoid cognitive deterioration is: Use it or lose it. One important activity that everyone is encouraged to continue, no matter what the age of the person is, is learning.
There are simple ways to keep a mind active and learning that can include reading, playing games and even simply socializing. Arlington Home Care clients have shown that social interaction requires constant learning as well as constant cognitive activity. By keeping the brain active through social interaction, cognitive decline is minimized. Not only will the mind remain active during social interactions but the individual may enjoy having a safety network of friends to support the other activities that reduce cognitive deterioration. The simple task of having to read the body language of another person or interpreting