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Last Updated Friday September 29 2017 10:43 PM IST

Exercise can reduce anxiety levels of people with Alzheimer's disease

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Exercise for Alzheimer's patience

Exercises, even the simplest of the lot, have proven to be beneficial to anybody suffering from dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease. Here are some of the benefits:

» Improves the health of the heart and blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease

» Reduces the risk of some types of cancer (particularly breast and colon cancer), stroke and type 2 diabetes

» Helps in maintaining strong muscles and flexible joints

» Improves cognition, sleep, confidence, mood as well as boosts one's self-esteem

» Providing opportunities for social interaction and reducing the feeling of isolation

Exercise for Alzheimer's patience

However, special care has to be taken while performing certain exercises. These tips would be helpful:

» Upon receiving the doctor's consent, get the patient to begin an exercise routine that lasts for 10-minute sessions and work his or her way up.

» Make sure the person warms up before exercise and cools down after.

» Scan the workout space for any hazards, such as slippery floors, low lighting, throw rugs, and cords.

» In case the person has a hard time maintaining his/her balance, ensure that the person does so by using a grab bar or rail. Other options are to exercise on the bed rather than on the floor or an exercise mat.

Exercise for Alzheimer's patience

» Stop the activity, in the case the patients feels sick while doing the exercise.

» Most importantly, help the person choose a hobby or activity he/she enjoys so she’ll stick with it. Some suggestions include gardening, walking, swimming, etc. 

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