Brain Exercises: Can Mystery Shows Help?

Studies show that exercising your brain can help with memory retention. Paired with a diet that helps brain cells stay healthy, brain exercises and physical activity are great ways to keep your parent in good health.


Homecare in San Francisco CA: Brain Exercises

Homecare in San Francisco CA: Brain Exercises


Crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, logic problems, and word games are often given as ways to exercise the brain. There’s another that doesn’t get as much attention. When your parent has a hard time writing or seeing small print in word puzzle books, try mystery TV shows.

If you limit your parent’s television viewing to an hour a day, your parent can focus on following clues and solving the mystery before the television detective. Here are some shows that your mom or dad may love.


A Cozy Mystery Show

Rosemary & Thyme is a good example of a cozy mystery show. The British show features two women who join forces after meeting at a funeral. One is newly divorced after 27 years of marriage. The other has lost a long-time job with a local college. They work to restore gardens, while always leads them to some crime that they can’t help but try to solve.


A Crime Drama With a Stunning Locations

When it comes to shows in a stunning location, Death in Paradise is a great choice. Set in the Caribbean on the island of Guadalupe, this French and British crime drama has had several lead detectives over several seasons. In each one, detectives work together to solve a crime that’s hit their quiet island community.


Mystery Shows Packed With Humor

Monk starred Tony Shalhoub, a man whose wife was murdered. His breakdown leads to his dismissal from the police force. He ends up hiring a caregiver to help him cope with his extreme OCD. With his caregiver’s help, he’s eventually able to get back to work as a private detective.

Psych is another USA Network mystery series. The lead characters are a little younger than most. Shawn and Gus were best friends as children, and that hasn’t changed. Shawn’s dad is a former police officer who always pushed his son to observe everything. Using his skills at observation and memorization, Shawn is able to act like he’s psychic and becomes a consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Does your parent’s forgetfulness impact daily activities? Has your dad been forgetting to take his daily medications? Does your mom miss appointments? Is the housework getting ignored and becoming a problem? Senior care services are there to help.

Caregivers can help with an appointment and medication reminders. They can cook meals and wash dishes. They can change sheets and make beds. Laundry, transportation, and running errands are a few of the other things that can be arranged. Call a senior care agency to find out more about caregivers.


If you or an aging loved-one are considering Homecare in Chino Hills, CA, call the caring staff at Aviva In-Home Care. Call today: (415) 795-2203

Evan Loevner, CEO

As a former hospital administrator, I launched Aviva with the goal of having a more focused, direct impact on the delivery of care than I could ever accomplish within a hospital setting. For me, the joy of running an organization like Aviva In-Home Care is having the ability to positively improve the lives of individuals needing customized care. As a passionate San Francisco resident, I know that many local seniors can benefit from new approaches to in-home care, that will bring them more connection to the community, and provide families with a greater sense of comfort that their loved one is indeed matched with an ideal caregiver. This starts by including the family throughout the care planning process, a key component of the concept of “family-centered care,” which has been adopted by top medical centers. A strong communication loop between family, the caregiver, Aviva management, and community healthcare practitioners is essential for ensuring that all the needs of the client are met. While this may not sound like a novel concept, it is not commonly practiced within the home care community.

At Aviva, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize nursing oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our careplans are being properly administered. Lastly, Aviva is a proud member of The Senior’s Choice, a national network of leading home care agencies that share best practices and focus on continual improvement.

As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family's needs. Thank you for considering Aviva as your care partner.