Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Maintain Your Brain Health Tip # 2 - Remain Socially Active

Research shows that people who are regularly engaged in social interaction maintain their brain vitality. A recent study reported that leisure activities that combine physical, mental and social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia. In the study of 800 men and women aged 75 and older, those who were more physically active, more mentally active or more socially engaged had a lower risk for developing dementia. And those who combined these activities did even better.

Other research found that sports, cultural activities, emotional support and close personal relationships together appear to have a protective effect against dementia.

So stay socially engaged in activities that stimulate the mind and body:
  • Stay active in the workplace

  • Volunteer in community groups and causes

  • Join bridge clubs, square dancing clubs or other social groups

  • Travel

To learn more, read the entire Alzheimers Association article at: www.

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