When clients sit sedentary, it does nothing to help them with their Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. Both physical and mental exercises have proven to help to some extent.
According to the NINDS website, various researchers are actually doing studies to assess just how effective supervised aerobic exercise is for people with these mind diseases. They want to see is this type of a physical program will enhance general cognition in aging adults with cognitive decline. The prediction is like that that I have witnesses, that there are greater cognitive gains to be made by the individuals that are active as opposed to sedentary.
Another study being conducted is checking to determine if exercise will help to prevent memory loss from worsening. Could it actually improve the daily functioning and the attitudes of those already diagnosed with probable AD?
By conducting research to this extent, the research teams are hoping to gain a better understanding of the overall effects of exercise and the amount of cognitive training will have on the brain functions. Will they actually improve if given half a chance in those seniors at risk for developing AD?
The hope of this caregiver is that I truly hope so! I try to do whatever possible (good food and exercise are two steps in my three-step plan) to keep my clients going mentally and physically. As with most other things, if the overall body is healthy, the mind is the driving force behind that!
By instilling my three-step plan into my clients’ lives, it is just another way I try to display that With Age Comes Respect!