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Recommended Exercises for Someone with Dementia

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Posted August 6, 2013

 

  • Simple stretches and strength training. Try using canned goods as light weights.

  • Tai chi. Find a DVD and try it at home. It helps with balance as well as providing exercise.

  • Walks. Just going around the yard is fine. Early in the disease, walking in a mall might not be too disorienting. Stick together if you head out into crowds or beyond a fenced area.

  • Gardening. Simply pulling weeds can be a satisfying source of exercise.

  • Water exercise. Check local Y’s or senior centers and ask if you can take classes together.

  • Household chores. Try hanging laundry, dusting, washing the car.

  • Stationary bike. If you don’t have one at home, try one at the gym or senior center.

  • Exercise class. Some senior centers and facilities offer classes specifically for people with dementia.

Source: Caring.com

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