I recently had the benefit of attending a talk about dementia and how to plan and live with this challenging condition/disease.
Dr. Tia Powell has written a book, “Dementia Reimagined …” . She weaves in some of her personal story as a means of inviting us to have a conversation about this life changing condition. Both her grandmother and mother had dementia.
Just two startling facts I learned are that 10% of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) over the age of 65, and 50% of Boomers 85 and older are expected to have some experience of dementia. The longer we live, the more likely we may become subject to this condition/disease.
In addition, Dr. Powell discusses a positive approach to preparing to live with the possibility of dementia in our later years. The glass is half full and not a more dismal half-empty outlook. She encourages us to “take on” this challenge to a life with “dignity and planning“.
We continue to learn on this blog that exercise is imperative to a more healthful lifestyle as an older adult. Walking is one exercise that we can consider to aid in getting this done. It also keeps our brain in good shape.
SPOTLIGHT NEWS: Speaking of keeping our brains and body in good shape, I would like to share with you a brain and fitness website for those of us who are looking for other ways to keep our brains and body in good condition. These exercises are also done sitting in a chair. Some of the Ageless Grace tools focus on anti-age techniques for: right-left brain coordination, cognitive functions, and self-esteem. The tools also focus on balance, bone density and playfulness. It’s definitely worth seeing what they have to offer at the website. AgelessGrace.com
Here’s a YouTube sample of Ageless Grace Exercises for you to enjoy!
Give your Brain some love with these suggestions.
What is brisk walking?