If you have ever known someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know that there are many different stages of these diseases they experience. The most important thing you can do with a loved one who is going through this is to look at what they can do instead of what they cannot. Providing quality of live at each stage of the disease through music and exercise is one of the best things you can do.
You may have heard the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it!”. Well, this is especially true with muscle mass and seniors. The less they move around, the quicker they find themselves unable to, due to loss of muscle and strength. Exercise can include walking, chair exercises or even group classes at a local senior center. Please remember to consult a physician before implementing any sort of exercise routine; they may even be able to provide home exercise programs to get started!
At New Frontier Home Care, we prefer music over television. While TV programs can sometimes be over-stimulating and/or overwhelming, music can be calming, bring back memories and, in general, add to the quality of life. Simply turn it into an activity, such as “sing-alongs”, turn it into a game, such as “name that tune” or use it for relaxation during meal times or at the end of the day.
If you are looking for tips and ideas to keep your loved one active, please feel free to reach out to New Frontier Home Care. We would be happy to provide you with an information booklet and advice!
If you or an aging loved one are in need of elder care services in the Greater Houston area, please call the staff at New Frontier Home Care. We are available to answer your senior care questions!
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