Top Lifestyle Modifications to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s
According to studies, there are over 6 million adults in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease. While there are some cases that couldn’t have been prevented, other studies show there are some lifestyle modifications that can help to reduce your senior’s Alzheimer’s disease risk. If you or an Alzheimer’s care provider are helping to care for your elderly loved one, now is the time to learn about what they can change to reduce this disease. Hopefully, your elderly loved one will implement these tips into their life very soon.
Physical Activity Goals
Studies show that senior citizens should get 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 5 days each week. This totals 150 minutes each week. If your elderly loved one can’t do 30 minutes at a time, they can break it up into smaller sessions. It may help if you or an Alzheimer’s care provider did these exercises with them. If your elderly loved one already has this disease, they can slow down the progression by exercising. If that is what they need to do, feel free to hire Alzheimer’s care providers to help out with these exercise goals.
Is your elderly loved one a smoker? If so, it is important for them to know that studies show smokers are much more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease than non-smokers. The sooner your elderly loved one can quit smoking, the less of a chance they will have of getting this disease.
Research also suggests that senior citizens who follow specific types of diets have a lower chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease, as well. There are numerous reasons for this, but one, in particular, is that the healthier diets aren’t filled with processed foods and chemicals in the food. Some of the best diets for preventing Alzheimer’s disease are the MIND and DASH diets. If needed, you or an Alzheimer’s care provider can help your elderly loved one to make these diets into a lifestyle change. Just as with the other tips, if your elderly loved one already has this disease, the diet can still be beneficial for slowing down symptoms. Alzheimer’s care providers can help your elderly loved one to implement these changes at that point. If you have more questions about how these home care providers can help your elderly loved one with their diet, feel free to reach out today.
Hiring Alzheimer’s Care Providers
Does your elderly loved one need help with basic tasks or anything else in their life? It could just be the bigger household chores they need assistance with? No matter what the case is, it would be good if you or your home care providers could step up to help. With this being said, the more independent your elderly loved one can be and the healthier lifestyle changes they can stick to, the less likely they will be to get Alzheimer’s disease. If needed, you and Alzheimer’s care providers can help your elderly loved one to make the lifestyle changes mentioned above.
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