Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E for Exercise (A to Z Challenge)

Exercise is good for everyone, and it’s especially important for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It won’t cure the condition, but it can help ease some of its symptoms.

Exercise helps people sleep better and feel more alert during the day, so it can promote a normal day-and-night routine for people with Alzheimer’s. It also can improve mood. Repetitive exercises such as walking, indoor bicycling, and even tasks such as folding laundry may lower anxiety in people with the disease because they don't have to make decisions or remember what to do next. They also can feel good knowing that they’ve accomplished something when they’re finished. The type of exercise that works best for someone with Alzheimer’s depends on their symptoms, fitness level, and overall health.

I'm taking Theresa for daily walks and almost every day we are driving to a doggie park. MIL absolutely loves doggie park. She plays with all dogs (on a good day we having there about 10-15 of them). Here is our short video (Theresa wears red hat and Frosty is the white doggie). 

So long friends,


  1. You are so good to her! The video is cute - Kuna steals everyone's ball too.

  2. Good read & a lovely video.
    Easter -
    Euphoria -

  3. Very good read , my Dad passed away with Alzheimers , and it's good for people to know any thing that would help ,
    Great video.

  4. I'm starting a Nordic walking project and have been contacted by a local Alzheimer group who think it may benefit their members (both carers and those with the disease) precisely for the reasons you list in your post today. Keep up the good work, Evalina this theme is invaluable for helping raise awareness of issues and support :)
    A Stormy’s Sidekick
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  5. Kudos to you Evalina for the thoughtful care you're providing for Theresa. And what a great idea about the dog park visits - fun for everyone!

  6. Exercise is so important. I do it to keep myself sane. When I miss it for a week, I am totally miserable.

  7. Great idea! Animals don't judge people as long as they are kind to them!

  8. Nice post I'm sure it works wonders :)


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