As we age, we naturally start worrying more and more about our memory. Lapses in memory at a younger age are not given much thought but now seem to have new meaning.
Research indicates that proper nutrition, medication, physical activity, cognitive exercise, and routine health monitoring can dramatically influence daily abilities, quality of life and health. Some important things to consider when it comes to prevention are:
- Specialized diets enriched with omega 3 and vitamins
- Cognitive exercise regimens
- Physical strength training and exercise
- Music, aroma and massage therapy
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Fall prevention training
Families are encouraged to be a part of the wellness strategy in which they are given the opportunity to participate and educate themselves regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Not only does the family need to understand the symptoms and progression, but it is equally important to learn how to cope with the impact it may have on their own lives.