Are There Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

If one hasn’t heard Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is not part of the normal aging process. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and can later affect one’s ability to carry out activities of daily living. There is not much good to write about when it comes to this disease, but there are some things a person can do to support their health and wellness. Read on to learn more about it what to do to stay active and happy once the diagnosis comes.

Healthy Tip Tuesday is brought to you in partnership with Trinity Health Systems.

It may be helpful to focus energy on the aspects of life that are most meaningful.  Recognize that there will be good days and bad days, and an emphasis on living a healthier life will help prepare one to center energies on what is most important to them.

Start today by:
  • Managing your physical health
    • Get regular checkups
    • Establish a routine for diet and exercise
    • Establish a relationship with a physician you trust
    • Get plenty or rest
  • Taking charge of your emotional health
    • Allow yourself to experience a range of emotions
    • Consider meeting with a trusted friend
    • Join a support group with others in the early stage
    • Maintain close relationships with loved ones
    • If experiencing rapid mood changes or a short temper, be mindful of negative responses and understand your reaction is caused by the disease
    • If today is not going well, do not force it.  Stop. Do something you enjoy.
  • Increasing mental stimulation
  • Educating yourself about the disease

Examine the influences that impact your experience living with Alzheimer’s. Choosing to live a healthy life by maintaining your physical, social, and emotional well-being will help improve your daily life.

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