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3 Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Slow Down Alzheimer’s

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3 Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Slow Down Alzheimer's’

Did you know that you can adopt a lifestyle that might help you prevent or delay the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

Here are three ways to adopt healthy lifestyle choices that may prevent or slow Alzheimer’s.

Get regular exercise:

A growing amount of research seems to indicate regular exercise might help you avoid Alzheimer’s. Talk with your doctor about the types and amount of exercise that is best for your health.

Consume a healthy diet:

Alzheimer’s prevention is another reason to make a well-balanced diet a priority. One to consider is the Mediterranean diet. It focuses on consuming fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and whole grains. People who live in the Mediterranean have lower incidences of both heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Practice brain aerobics:

A study published in JAMA Neurology highlighted how giving the brain a regular workout can help protect cognitive health. The sooner you get started, the greater the odds your brain will be protected. Activities that act as aerobics for your brain include learning a foreign language, mastering a musical instrument, reading, and playing board games.

If you are worried about a loved one, contact our highly professional team at The Village at Sugar Land to learn more about how a community can help incorporate these healthy lifestyle options for your loved one. Reach us at 832-944-8111 and schedule a lunch tour with us.

5 Steps to Staying Mentally Sharp and Preventing Alzheimer’s

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5 Steps To Staying Mentally Sharp And Preventing Alzheimer’s

Did you step into your kitchen and forget what you needed there? Or perhaps that perfect punchline to the joke you’re sharing with a friend suddenly eludes you. You may be wondering if these brain short-circuits are normal or if they’re something you need to worry about.

Alzheimer’s disease is a feared condition that’s linked to excessive amounts of two proteins that destroy brain cells. Thinking about it likely plays upon your worst fears: losing your long- and short-term memory, being disoriented, and not recognizing your own family members.

Before you jump to any frightening conclusions, it’s important to note that not every cognitive slip-up is cause for alarm. Alzheimer’s may be the most prevalent dementia disease, but only 1% of cases have a genetic component. This means that you can do things to lower your risk and prevent it.

Diane Parks at The Well for Health, founder and progressive nurse practitioner provides one-on-one education as part of her focus for care. See below some preventive strategies one can adopt to do all you can to avoid dementia.

Dementia symptoms caused by Alzheimer’s

One of the tricky things about dementia is that it has many varied, co-occurring symptoms. Typically they don’t all emerge at once, and you might not experience them all, but the symptom spectrum includes:

  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Problems with logical thinking and reasoning
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Recognition
  • Personality changes
  • Aggression, even paranoia
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed by routine tasks and obligations
  • Forgetfulness, even around the familiar

This symptom list may frighten you at first, but it’s important to know that if you’re armed with forethought, knowledge of your family history, and an openness to our counseling on prevention, you can become an empowered patient.

As to the specific cause of Alzheimer’s, it remains unknown. However, there’s growing thought that lifestyle factors may contribute to the development of this disease.

Steps to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Practices thought to delay or help prevent Alzheimer’s disease should be as familiar to you as the healthy lifestyle habits you’ve heard about for years. The top five Alzheimer’s prevention tips are:

  1. Exercise regularly
  2. Keep your blood pressure in check
  3. Engage in cognitive training (puzzles, memory games, sewing, etc.)
  4. Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  5. Maintain healthy relationships and connections

Research is ongoing, but a number of studies have shown that moving every day may help reduce cognitive decline, and the same thing is true for eating a whole foods-based diet rich in fruits and vegetables. These practices in turn help lower your blood pressure, and compromised vascular health has also been linked to Alzheimer’s.

The most enjoyable part of this anti-Alzheimer’s prescription is keeping your brain busy with puzzles, hobbies like playing a musical instrument, and spending time doing things with people you enjoy.

Because these tips are advised for staving off many other health conditions, they’re neither foreign nor unreasonably difficult. And knowing they could help defend you from an Alzheimer’s diagnosis may up your motivation factor exponentially.

At The Village at Sugar Land, we take dementia seriously. We believe in the Montessori method and take a different approach towards Memory Care. We focus on what residents can do, not what they can’t do. Our activities engage the senses to create positive emotions, helping people feel more comfortable and connect to long-term memories.

Visit Take a tour of our Rivers Memory Care facility, meet our staff to discuss further. We want to assure you or your loved one suffering from Dementia to stay safe and nurtured with love and care within our community

Contact 832-944-8111 or email info@villageatsugarland

Memory Care for Dementia Patients

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Memory Care for Dementia Patients

Aging is a natural and inevitable fate that we all must face at some point in our life. Dementia is a common disease of the elderly that causes memory loss and a decline of mental abilities. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s, which affects 60%-80% of people.

The Village at Sugar Land, LLC. is an assisted living and memory care facility dedicated to helping the ones you love. We are located in Katy, TX, and take pride in our residential community. The process of having to watch your loved one go through this disease is laborious. Our living facility and memory care services can help ease that.

Our care and living options are uniquely designed with the safety and comfort of your family in mind. In addition to specialized memory care, we also offer daily exercises to help strengthen and entertain our residents. As a result, these activities encourage mental upkeep, socialization, and entertainment.

Our goal at The Village at Sugar Land is to provide high-quality care for those who need it. We achieve this by embracing your loved ones as if they are our own. Additionally, there is an in-house medical team available at all hours. Let us give you peace-of-mind and put your family in the best of hands.

Different Forms of Dementia

Catch the early signs of dementia in a loved one is tough. However, since everyone is different, the disease can either spread slowly over time or quickly. Either way, it is essential to know what to look out for if you suspect dementia to be at play. Here is a brief list of early warning signs and symptoms:

  • Memory loss disrupting your daily routine
  • Confusion with places and time
  • Big personality changes
  • Frequent misplacing of objects

Transitioning to assisted living can be a difficult choice for some. However, if unchecked, dementia can cause serious physical safety risks. We aim for sincerity to be reflected in the service we provide. We offer immediate attention to our residents when they need our assistance because caring for the elders of our community is an essential and unique task.

If you’d like to be part of our growing family, we’ll give you the attention and treatment everyone deserves. Give The Village at Sugarland a call at (832) 400-5017 today to get started. Therefore, better care and a brighter future are right around the corner. Read more on our memory care services here.