Tips for Helping A Person with Dementia Stay Active

Tips for Helping A Person with Dementia Stay Active

Tips for Helping A Person with Dementia Stay Active
• Take a walk together each day. Exercise is good for caregivers, too! 
• Use exercise videos or check your local TV guide to see if there is a program to help older adults exercise. 
• Dance to music. 
• Be realistic about how much activity can be done at one time. Several short "mini-workouts" may be best. 
• Make sure he or she wears comfortable clothes and shoes that fit well and are made for exercise. 
• Make sure he or she drinks water or juice after exercise. 
 
Even if the person has trouble walking, they may be able to: 
• Do simple tasks around the home, such as sweeping and dusting. 
• Use a stationary bike. 
• Use soft rubber exercise balls or balloons for stretching or throwing back and forth. 
• Use stretching bands. • Lift weights or household items such as soup cans.

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