Quality Of Life
In addition to taking medications, there are many other ways to maintain your quality of life.
Research suggests that keeping your heart and blood vessels healthy may help slow the progression of AD. this means it’s important to:
• Control high blood pressure
• Reduce high cholesterol levels
• Avoid smoking
• Keep type 2 diabetes well managed
Some studies find that the more physically active you are, the better you’re able to cope with AD.
What is Ray of hope for all patients
Studies show that who challenge their brains are better able to resist Alzheimer’s disease.
Activities that may help include:
- Social engagements of any kind, such as book clubs or outings with friends or family
- Playing cards
- Playing board games
- Playing a musical instrument
Some Lesser known Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease
People with mild to moderate AD may find it very helpful to join a support group of others with AD. It can be stimulating to be with peers. Support groups can also build self- esteem and help people cope better with everyday challenges.