Exercise helps keep their muscles, joints, and heart in good shape, while also helping maintain a healthy weight and promote good sleep.
Being active and getting exercise helps people with Alzheimer’s disease feel better.
Here are some tips to get started:
• Be realistic about how much activity can be done at one time. Several 10-minute “mini-workouts” may be best.
• Make sure the person with Alzheimer’s disease has an ID bracelet with your phone number if he or she walks alone.
• Break exercises into simple, easy-to-follow steps.
• Take a walk together each day. Exercise is good for caregivers, too!
Read this tip sheet to learn more about exercise and physical activity for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Last Updated on April 28, 2020