SPECIALIZED EXERCISE PROGRAMS
IN-HOME PERSONAL TRAINERS
We have personal trainers that will visit in the homes of our clients. They will develop a specialized aerobic plan and healthy diet plan.
According to the Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation, regular physical exercise can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 50%. What's more interesting, exercise can also slow further deterioration in those who have already started to develop cognitive problems. Exercise protects against Alzheimer's and other types of dementia by stimulating the brains ability to maintain old connections as well as make new ones.
Human beings are highly social creatures. We don't thrive in isolation, and neither do our brains. Staying socially engaged may even protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life. So, we've made developing and maintaining a strong lasting relationship with our staff our main goal.
Those who continue learning new things and challenging their brains throughout life are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and dementia. In essence, you need to use it or lose it! In the groundbreaking NIH active study older adults who receive as few as 10 sessions of mental stimulation training not only improved their cognitive functioning in daily activities in the months after the training but continued to show long-lasting improvements 10 years later.
Activities involving multiple tasks or requiring communication, interaction, and organization offer the greatest protection.
QUALITY OF SLEEP
It's common for people with Alzheimer's disease to suffer from insomnia and other sleep problems. But new research suggests that disrupted sleep isn't just a symptom of Alzheimer's but a possible risk factor. An increasing number of studies have linked poor sleep to higher levels of beta-amyloid, a sticky brain-clogging protein that in turn further interferes with sleep, especially with deep sleep necessary for memory formation. Other studies emphasize the importance of uninterrupted sleep for flushing out brain toxins.
STRESS MANAGEMENT MEDITATION
Chronic or persistent stress can take a heavy toll on the brain, leading to a shrinkage in a key memory area, hampering nerve cell growth, and increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Yet a simple stress management program can minimize its harmful effects. A simple meditation technique practiced for as few as 10 minutes per day can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation.