Delaying or Avoiding Dementia Is Just One More Reason to Exercise
The incidence of dementia is only expected to increase when looking a couple of decades into the future as the average age of Americans keeps going up. There is no drug or other treatment for dementia, which makes prevention extremely important.
Medical researchers have discovered a link between fitness and dementia prevention that holds great promise. While there have been many studies showing such a link, a recent study conducted at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology measured fitness level and signs of cognitive decline among older participants over a 10-year period. The startling takeaway is that improving fitness from what would be considered a poor level up to a good level will nearly cut your risk of getting diseases such as Alzheimer’s in half.
Good News for Aging Populations
This news gives those in their 50s, 60s and beyond renewed hope for keeping away the ravages of dementia. It’s never too late to begin exercising, and putting off or avoiding altogether such a tragic outcome is certainly worth the sweat and effort.
The best prevention, however, is never a guarantee against a problem eventually occurring. If you have parents of a certain age who are starting to exhibit signs of cognitive difficulty, you may be wondering how to handle their long-term care concerns.
What to Do When Dementia Does Strike
You may be considering options such as moving an elderly parent into an assisted-living facility when they become unable to care for themselves. Many people in your position, however, would rather have them able to stay at home in a familiar environment when age, disability or dementia prevent them from doing all those tasks that most of us take for granted. Fortunately, there is just such an alternative.
At-Home Care for Seniors in Southern New Jersey
If you live in Southern New Jersey, you should know about Home to Stay Health Care Solutions in Cherry Hill. We are a non-medical home care agency that provides a wide range of home and personal services for your elderly loved one, so they can stay at home in a familiar environment while you have peace of mind that they are receiving professional, compassionate care.
Our team of care providers has three decades of experience at helping the elderly live more free and independent lives in their sunset years. We do this by providing homemaking duties such as light laundry and housekeeping as well as companionship and meal preparation. This is complemented with handling personal care tasks such as transferring your loved one between their chair or wheelchair and their bed in addition to helping them with dressing, bathing and reminders to take medication. We also have the patent-pending AlzBetter dementia care program to help keep your parent suffering from Alzheimer’s active and engaged.
If you need professional, compassionate at-home care for your elderly parent or grandparent, please give us a call at Home to Stay Health Care Solutions. We will determine your needs and see how our services can help you and your family live happier lives.