Exercising with Alzheimer’s

Regular exercise can have many benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease, though some people may have trouble getting around during the later stages. If the person with Alzheimer’s has trouble with tasks like walking, choose gentle forms of exercise like:

  • Simple household chores like sweeping and dusting
  • Riding a stationary bike
  • Using soft rubber exercise balls or balloons for stretching or throwing back and forth
  • Using stretching bands
  • Lifting weights or household items (such as water bottles)

Check out Go4Life, the exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging, for more ways to be active.

NIA/ACL/CDC Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Webinar Series for Professionals

Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia, and learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers. Presented by the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Free continuing education credit is available (CNE, CEU, and CECH)!

Webinar 1: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources You Can Use
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time
Noon-1:30 Central Time
11:00am-12:30pm Mountain Time
10:00-11:30am Pacific Time

To register: go to nih.webex.com, enter event # 628 629 619

This webinar will provide an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia issues and resources, including:

• What’s new with consumer, caregiver, and professional resources on dementia

• Helpful resources on areas of special interest:
o Veterans and their caregivers
o Financial exploitation
o Depression & dementia

• How the federal government is implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan, including the overall direction of the plan and its 2017 changes

Presenters:
• Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, CNL USN (Ret.), Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Educational Coordinator, Road Home Program, Rush University Medical Center

• Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director, Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University

• Lisa McGuire, PhD, Lead, Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program, CDC

• Mark Snowden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

• Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez, MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL

Sign Up for NIA’s New Caregiving E-Mail List

Caregivers—get helpful resources delivered straight to your inbox! Sign up for the NIA for Caregivers list and receive biweekly e-mails with information and tips about:

• Alzheimer’s caregiving
• Long-distance caregiving
• Caregiver health, and more!