Resources tagged with exercise

An Alzheimer’s Overview

Understanding Alzheimer's | 04.27.15

What is Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia, a family of conditions that cause memory and behavior problems which interfere with the activities of daily life. The symptoms tend to begin gradually and then get progressively worse with the passage of time.  Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, accounting for up…

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Caregiver Stress

Living With Alzheimer's >> What They're Feeling | 04.24.15

Caregiver stress: finding time for your own well-being The health effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions don’t just strike the people with these illnesses. They also impact their overworked caregivers who are susceptible to emotional and physical stress that can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. It is important, then, to recognize…

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Staying Active – Exercise

Living With Alzheimer's >> Designing a Care Plan | 04.24.15

Staying active: the importance of exercise Staying physically active should be a priority for those with dementia, since it can have an important impact on both physical and mental health. This doesn’t need to be a formal regimen. On the contrary, getting the person involved in a variety of casual physical activities, such as walks,…

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