Alzheimer’s Care in Jenkintown, PA – When Alzheimer’s Affects Your Family
Making healthy choices has many benefits in life. It could prolong our lives and increase our quality of life into our later years. It will keep us active and able to move around more. Most importantly it will help fight off diseases and other ailments that could impact us all throughout our lives. One of those diseases is Alzheimer’s disease. Although a cure or prevention has yet to be discovered, there is strong evidence for having a healthy diet and exercising regularly to slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s.
Just a few of the many things your senior loved one can do to potentially reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Stay active. Exercise a few times a week minimum. Exercising benefits not only your body, but also your brain.
- Include a generous portion of fruits and vegetable in your diet.
- Be social. Go out with friends and family and stay involved with their lives.
- Stimulate yourself intellectually by reading books, doing puzzles, etc.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can do damage to your body in many ways.
- Don’t start smoking. If you smoke, stop smoking right away.
- Regulate any other medical conditions you might have, including diabetes and depression. Staying on top of treatments can prevent worsening symptoms.
Currently there is no solid evidence showing that these tips can prevent Alzheimer’s. Researchers believe strongly that they will aide in the fight against the disease as well as many other diseases that will take advantage of a weaker body.
How can you best help your senior loved one who has already been experiencing the symptoms of the disease, or has been diagnosed with it? Remember you’re not alone. You can get support from online resources such as the website for the Alzheimer’s Association. Their purpose is: “Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.”
Family and friends are often required to take care of their loved ones when Alzheimer’s keeps them from taking care of themselves. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a very daunting task, both physically and emotionally taxing. The best thing you can do is know when to get help from experienced professionals. A trained caregiver from Alzheimer’s home care knows exactly what to do when personality quirks and behavioral issues come up with your loved one.
If you or your loved one could benefit from the help of Alzheimer’s care in Jenkintown, PA and the surrounding areas, contact the caregivers at Right at Home East Montgomery and South Bucks Counties, PA. Call (215) 995-2674 for more information.
Chris has been married for 26 years to his lovely wife and business partner Maria Campbell, RN. They have 2 boys ages 20 and 25.
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