Cognitive Rehabilitation and Active Ageing
Aging is the gradual change experienced by human beings over the years, leading to an increased risk of weakness, disease and death.
Its process depends on genetics and life habits, the main characteristics being loss of agility and reaction, degeneration of the osteoarticular structure and loss of sleep.
This concept proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) refers both to healthcare and to an active participation in society.
Main Symptoms of Ageing
- Gradual loss of the senses: hearing, taste and sight. The senses gradually deteriorate and abilities such as seeing and hearing are gradually lost.
- Decreased immune capacity: young people have a certain immune capacity that protects them. With the passage of time, this ability is reduced and it is easier to catch diseases such as the flu.
- Loss of reflexes and agility: reactions to stimuli become slower and the loss of agility increases.
- Dementias: loss of short-term memory or episodes of disorientation are one of the characteristics of aging common to many people.
Cognitive Stimulation for Older Adults
Cognitive stimulation for the elderly consists of activities or exercises aimed at improving cognitive functioning. The aim is to promote mental and physical health and quality of life by slowing down the aging process.
There are activities, exercises and programs aimed at older adults not only so that they feel accompanied during this process, but also to achieve improvements in cognitive impairment.
In order to improve attention, sense of orientation, cognitive processes, language areas, calculation and even motor and graphomotor skills, it is essential to perform cognitive stimulation exercises specifically designed to strengthen these areas and maintain healthy aging.
Benefits of Cognitive Stimulation
Older adults need activity and stimulation to improve their quality of life, and it is highly recommended that they incorporate it into their routine through plans directed by a clinician.
Rehametrics offers physical rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation exercises, and the system also offers a remote rehabilitation service, facilitating the continuity of treatment and offering flexibility to patients so that they can perform them at home or in any location.