World Alzheimer’s Day: What is it and how to prevent this disease? | NMRI EMCC | LIFE

It is extremely important to respect a certain time during the night so that the body rests adequately. (Photo: Pexel)

How to prevent Alzheimer’s in older adults?

  • Invite him to exercise: Physical exercise improves cognitive agility. Performing activities such as walking, practicing tai chi, yoga, among others, for at least 30 minutes, can help maintain muscle strength, reduce frailty, and improve mood.
  • Stimulate your mind through play: It’s never too late to play! They can enjoy some fun activities together at home such as a game of chess or checkers, play cards or put together simple puzzles, fill out a letter box, among others.
  • Listen carefully and talk to him: He actively listens to his concerns and tries to reassure him in case he has trouble remembering any detail of his life. He remembers to be empathic, to talk to her very patiently, and to never minimize her feelings.
  • Take care of your sleep schedules: It is extremely important to respect a certain time during the night so that the body rests adequately. It is recommended between 7 or 8 hours of sleep. To do this, you can prepare infusions or do back and head massages.
  • Practice relaxation exercises together: From taking deep breaths to connecting with art through music, painting, crafts, knitting, and more, or practicing some yoga exercises, relaxation allows older adults to feel calmer and forget their worries.

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