Living With Dementia: Healthy and Active Lifestyle Tips

Dementia has several symptoms, including changes in thinking, remembering, reasoning, and behavior. Living with dementia presents unique challenges, but a few small steps can help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Use these tips to build healthy habits:

  • Try to be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Several short “mini-workouts” throughout the day may be best. Even everyday activities like gardening or household chores help you stay active.  
  • Aim for a mix of endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Try a mix of walking, dancing, standing on one foot, or stretching.   
  • Avoid added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium. Choose nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean sources of protein and dairy products.   
  • Stay social. Find an online support group, talk or video chat with family and friends, or go for a walk in your neighborhood.   

Explore more healthy and active lifestyle tips.  

Last Updated on September 27, 2023

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