Keeping Your Brain Healthy
The North Carolina Registry for Brain Health suggests tuning into these opportunities:
Check out these simple tips from Harvard University.
In this 15-minute video that features exercises for seniors, Go4Life fitness instructor Sandy Magrath leads older adults through a workout featuring a warm up; strength, flexibility, and balance exercises; and a cool down. Designed specifically for adults over age 50, this workout can be done at home. You'll need a sturdy chair with arms; two equally weighed objects like dumbbells, soup cans, or water bottles; two tennis balls; and a towel. The video also includes instructions on how to modify some of the exercises to meet different needs.
SPOTLIGHT ON SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE CHANGE
This program by Duke University Medical Center offers consultation, education, monthly newsletters and programs for those living with dementia and their family care partners. Services are available at no cost and are open to all living in North Carolina. Additionally, they serve as the Central office for North Carolina Project C.A.R.E., alongside five other regional consultants.
If you have questions about additional resources for seniors, adults with dementia, or family caregivers, please contact Alamance ElderCare at (336) 538-8080.