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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Dementia Exercise and how it can help your loved one. Slow brain atrophy in those living with dementia. Particularly in the Hippocampus an area of the brain that deals largely with memory. Exercise has been proven to Reduce the risk of falls by increasing balance through exercise. Improve sleep, 80% of people living with dementia experience sleep disturbances,exercise helps promote a better quality and quantity of sleep. Improves mood, decreases stress and has beenfound to improve behaviours such as aggression and wandering. Reduce the effects of depression For more information, local support, and guidance in caring for your loved one visit: Alzheimer Society of Durham Region 419 King Street West, Suite 207 Oshawa Call: 905-576-2567 Or visit their website at Aerobic Exercise Frequency: 20-30 minutes at least 3 times per week Can be as simple as walking, doing household chores, gardening, joining an exerciseclass at the seniors centre,make it social and make it fun! Improve quality of life. Heel RaiseStrengthens hip and knee, improvesbalance. Using counter for support,raise onto toes keeping kneesstraight.Lower onto heels. Mini SquatsStrengthens thighs and increasesrange of motion. Using a counterfor support bend at the kneesand lower a few inches withoutletting knees go over toes. Seated MarchingImproves hip stability,strengthens thighs,and improves range of motion. Sit to Stand Prevents backwards falls. Strengthens legs and core, improving balance and posture. Lower Extremity Exercises Lower extremity strength is necessary for the maintenanceof balance and helping to maintainindependence. Listed with theimage seen are some easy leg exercises to get you started. Doabout 10 reps each 2-3 times perweek.
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