While exercise and activity are well-known as important elements for seniors to maintain as they age, some of their benefits aren’t fully realized by everyone in this realm. Did you know, for instance, that good exercise is one possible tool that may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, or at least limit their symptoms?
At Cozy Retire, we’re happy to offer numerous caring services to all our senior guests, including memory care programs for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. Our attentive staff helps our guests maintain several important areas of their life, including exercise and activity that are beneficial not only for overall health, but for warding off memory loss symptoms. Here’s a primer on the connection between good activity levels and a lower risk of dementia.
We’re not just talking theoretically here: Research has shown that risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is simply far lower in those who exercise regularly than in those who don’t. The big question for many seniors, then, becomes how much exercise is needed.
Generally speaking, here are some tips we can offer:
Whether due to continued concerns over COVID-19, issues with the weather or any others, some seniors prefer to do their exercise mostly inside. If you’re among these people, there are many quality indoor senior fitness activities to consider:
For more on the benefits of exercise in reducing the risks and symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia, or to learn about any of our senior living community services, speak to the staff at Cozy Retire today.