Alzheimer’s update

e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at N I H

Exercise can help people with Alzheimer’s stay healthy, prevent certain diseases, and have better sleep habits. Help them try all 4 types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Endurance: Take walks or dance together.

Strength: Lift weights or household items such as soup cans.

Balance: Try Go4Life balance exercises, using a wall or a chair for extra support.

Flexibility: Use soft rubber exercise balls or stretching bands to work on flexibility exercises.

Learn more about helping people with Alzheimer’s be more active.

Visit the Go4Life website to learn more about the benefits of exercise for all older adults.

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Twitter: Help a person with #Alzheimers be active. Try all 4 types of exercise—endurance, strength, balance, & flexibility.

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