Our residents at West Farm recently embarked on an afternoon of engaging brain training exercises, which not only proved to be an enjoyable activity but also offered numerous benefits for their mental wellbeing. The activity aimed to enhance cognitive abilities while fostering social interaction and a sense of accomplishment.
From puzzles and riddles to memory games and logical thinking exercises, residents enthusiastically immersed themselves in a variety of mentally stimulating tasks. Laughter filled the room as they collaborated, shared insights, and engaged in friendly competition, making the experience both mentally invigorating and socially fulfilling.
By engaging in these activities, individuals can improve their memory retention, enhance problem-solving skills, and sharpen their focus and concentration. Regular mental exercises have been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and age-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, the social aspect of the activity created a sense of camaraderie and community spirit among the residents, fostering meaningful connections and combating feelings of isolation.
Zahra Karimi, our manager at West Farm said: “Our goal at West Farm is to provide a vibrant and enriching environment for our residents. Seeing them enjoy this brain training exercise and witnessing the boost in their cognitive abilities is truly heartwarming. It’s a testament to the importance of nurturing both the mind and the spirit as we get older. Encouraging regular brain exercises not only enhances cognitive abilities but also fosters a positive and vibrant atmosphere, ensuring that residents continue to thrive in every aspect of their lives.
"I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."
"Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."
"From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "
"This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "
"All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."