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Physical Exercise – A promising treatment for dementia!

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Correlation or a link between dementia and exercise!

Dementia is a progressive loss of cognitive function, marked by memory problems and confused thinking. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, a fatal condition that affects more than 5 million Americans.  However a new research is showing that you cannot only 100% prevent them from occurring but you can actually reverse their effects too!

One in three adults over the age of 60 will develop some form of dementia in old age. You can still help them tremendously by using natural therapies. In fact, you won’t believe the surprising changes that will happen, even within a few weeks. And the best part about using natural remedies for treating dementia over pharmaceutical medications is there are no harmful side effects! Dementia is a distressing disease needing vast amounts of attentive care and resources which can be cured by therapies.

What is dementia therapy?

Dementia therapy is a way for a family or a care taker to provide dementia activities to promote and maintain independence and mental function for as long as possible. Being proactive and starting treatment early and aggressively is important to the person diagnosed with dementia and the family members that provide care for that individual.

Dementia is not just limited to a medication!

Many family members think that dementia therapy is just taking medications. They do not realize that there are many aspects to this condition and medications are just one small part of dementia treatment. Before we go any further in explaining the keys to providing successful treatment apart from medication, it is important that you understand that there are many causes and types of dementia.

Don’t treat it randomly

Once you have a diagnosis, it is important to learn as much about the specific treatment, Dementia therapy has many different approaches. Early intervention and treatment is often delayed by family members or the patient themselves. This delay can cause serious setbacks. There are several keys to providing successful treatment at home. However as per research Exercise and healthy food habits proved to be the best affecting factor to reduce the risk of dementia and to cure it. The result has been found in other studies, too and pointed toward a strong link between dementia and poor physical fitness in the very elderly.

Running and walking significantly boost brain power!

Studies indicate that apart from getting an adequate amount of exercise per week as early as starting from middle age, you should eat healthy.

Regular moderate exercise makes your bones stronger; one of the prime contributors to fragility in elderly patients includes a loss of muscle tone and bone density. You can protect your body from both by incorporating regular exercise into your routine on a daily or alternate basis.

Avoid Alzheimer’s by exercise

A recent study shows that cardiovascular exercise reduces patients' risk of dementia as they grow older. The study tested and found that those with the most cardiovascular fitness were also the least likely to develop dementia later in life.

“Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells”

Exercise may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow to the brain.

Exercise, however, has been shown so far to have the largest possibility of developing dementia. But its benefits don't end there. In addition, exercise often leads to a more robust and independent old age. This is especially important news for those who want to stay independently in their own homes as they age in place.

Exercising outside or exercising inside also helps us avoid Dementia.  And the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study found that “Men who walked two miles per day had half the risk of dementia compared to those who walked less than a quarter mile per day, according to the report.

The best part is that you don't have to be a marathon runner and exhaust yourself to get the benefits of exercise. If you do, you increase your chances of being one of those lucky people who avoid dementia throughout old age.

At Pacifica Senior Living, Our residential care community offers an atmosphere of home and comfort, reducing the feeling of loneliness and confusion. Our community focuses on, dementia specific activity programs that help individuals with memory loss to thrive while managing the issues of dementia.

Pacifica Senior Living

1775 Hancock Street Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92110 US