Managing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease: 5 Steps to Improve Quality of Life

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and cognitive ability, leading to memory impairment, confusion and sometimes even personality changes. It is an incredibly difficult disorder to cope with both for those affected by it and their loved ones. While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease yet, there are steps you can take to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

1) Exercise:

Physical activity has been shown to help keep the mind sharp as we age, and can be especially beneficial in managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day – walking, jogging or swimming are all good options.

2) Healthy Diet:

Eating right can go a long way in helping manage the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Make sure your diet includes plenty of water, fruits and vegetables; lean proteins such as fish or lean chicken; healthy fats like olive oil or nuts; whole grains; low-fat dairy products; and limited amounts of sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol.

3) Stay Connected:

Keeping up with friends, family members or engaging in activities like book clubs can help stave off feelings of isolation that often come along with this condition. Spending time with people who are positive thinkers can also be beneficial for your mental health overall – so don’t forget to get out there!

4) Mental Stimulation:

Activities like puzzles (crosswords/jigsaws/memory games/sudoku), reading books or newspapers and playing games can provide mental stimulation which may help slow down progression of Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms. Challenging yourself intellectually on a regular basis may also boost alertness levels while also providing social interaction opportunities if done with other people (such as when playing board games).

5) Record Videos On

An innovative tool designed specifically for those living with dementia is PsimWithYou – an online platform where users can record videos talking about their lives which they then have available whenever they need reminding about something important to them (such as birthdays or anniversaries) or to set up videos to go to their family and friends at a future date. This provides a great source of comfort in times when memories become foggy due to Alzheimer’s Disease – but it goes beyond just recording video messages for Alzheimer’s patients – through its unique algorithm it also helps users send video messages to their loved ones, or allows family members to recall events from their past family members which further aids in keeping family memories alive!

Support Groups

People have concerns and issues all the time. Whether it be a death of a family member or just having a hard time with work, you don’t have to go through it alone. Check out some of the online support groups or learn about support groups in your area here.