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Exercise Tips for Those Suffering From Alzheimer’s Or Dementia


Alzheimer’s and dementia affect many people, especially as we age. Keeping sufferers healthy can be challenging when it comes to physical fitness. Degenerative cognitive health can directly affect one’s physical health if neglected. Luckily, Meredith is here to help.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Some of Meredith’s personal experiences in working with clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia in assisted living facilities or memory care and how it helped shape her ideas and approach to fitness for this group of patients.


2). Some of the physical and mental challenges that people with these cognitive diseases have to navigate when it comes to staying physically healthy and how both the mind and body are affected.

3). Why focusing on seated workouts with slower, safe movements is a great way to approach physical health for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients.

4). Recognizing the importance of patience when working with those who have a cognitive disease and understanding the mental challenges that these patients are navigating when attempting exercise.

5). Meredith’s thoughts on how everyone is different when it comes to cognitive disease and no two patients are the same which emphasizes the importance of empathy and slow and safe care above all.

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Originally published August 29, 2023

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