Saturday, April 9, 2016

H for Healty Living (A to Z Challenge)

I wrote about importance of healthy diet, exercise, keeping your brain active - today I would like to mention benefits of socialization.  

Including meaningful social activities in your day is important for everyone but especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers. People living with the disease can become isolated and lonely. Finding opportunities to interact with the people around you will help you stay engaged. Talking to someone you trust about your feelings, your hopes and worries or simply sharing a good laugh can provide the support and encouragement you need.
  • Call a friend or family member – take someone to lunch or chat on the phone.
  • Engage in conversations with acquaintances such as neighbours, store clerks, bank tellers.
  • Accept invitations. 
  • Find an outlet to discuss your feelings and frustrations; consider joining a support group.Enjoy yourself – share activities you love with others. 
So long my friends,


  1. Friends are as important as family; sometimes more so.

  2. my father had Alzheimer's and he did not die from it. He had a bowel operation that went wrong. Glad he never had to go for long with Alzheimer's because he was a man who always had stories and adventures to tell and that would of killed him sooner. hugs

  3. I think we all tend to get isolated in this society - excellent advice for us all.

  4. When my son was a baby we'd often stop and chat to elderly people we saw on the way to our groups or the shops. They all love to make a fuss over a baby and for some people it's the only chance they get that day to talk to someone.

  5. Great post, Evalina. We need to reach out more, particularly to those who need someone near. Thank you.


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