Being diagnosed with dementia is shocking and overwhelming. It impacts not just the person suffering with dementia, but also to the family and friends. With support, guidance and advice, you will be able to learn with dementia and still find joy in life.
You want to stay active, physically and mentally. This can be achieved by doing the things you love like spending time with family and friends. It is also beneficial to add in regular exercise routines. In fact, you can delay the onset of dementia with physical and cognitive exercise. You can learn more at www.brainuonline.com.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Proper sleep is so important for your health! Getting good sleep and avoid sleep disturbances can help maintain a healthy brain and body. Try to catch some shut eye in dark and quiet places. If you have difficulty falling asleep, try meditation.
It is important to always maintain a healthy diet, but especially when you are living with dementia. A diet rich in fruits and veggies is highly encouraged. Your taste buds can chance, so try to limit your sweets and avoid giving into any temptations. Check out our blog to learn more about a healthy lifestyle.
Stick to Routines
Living day to day with onset dementia can be difficult, but making habits can help and sticking to routines will also be helpful as dementia progresses. Eventually, you will lose the ability to do many things on your own. But starting a routine at the beginning of dementia and can help set a tone and help you stick to it as it worsens. Start in the morning by eating a healthy breakfast, staying activity, eating balanced snacks throughout the day and socializing. Also, try to go to bed around the same time each night.
Talk About It!
Don’t try to hide from the fact that you are experiencing dementia. Accept it by openly talking about it with loved ones to help. There are also a number of support groups that you can attend. The Alzheimer’s Association has a list of groups in your area.
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