Twin Creeks went purple to support those living with Alzheimer’s during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month.
Initiated by the Alzheimer’s Association to “hold a global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, which is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.”
This awareness is not only to encourage research for a cure but also to promote prevention. We can all do our part for ourselves and loved ones to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Here are a few ways to LOVE YOUR BRAIN:
- GET MOVING–Regular cardiovascular exercise helps elevate your heart rate and increase blood flow to the brain and body. Studies show an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline. A 20 minute walk is enough to get your blood flowing!
- SLEEP–Getting enough sleep is crucial to brain function. Turn off mobile devices and set aside time to wind down every night.
- STAY SOCIAL–Involvement with family, friends, and your community is a great way to support brain health. There are numerous ways to be a part of your community like volunteering at an animal shelter, joining the local YMCA, and attending church.
- CHALLENGE YOURSELF–Get out of your comfort zone and do something you’ve never done before. Do something artistic, look up a DIY project, learn a skill, or play a new game.
- MIND WHAT YOU EAT–It’s too easy in our modern society to grab fast food or buy packaged food. Vegetables should make up 50% of your meal and the more food you eat that do not have labels is always best.
Here at Twin Creeks, our Memory Care finds way to improve resident’s cognitive functions with games, movement, healthy foods, and a packed activities calendar to keep residents engaged. We join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and will continue to support our residents!
Everyone at Twin Creeks participated in The Longest Day fundraiser through the Alzheimer’s Association held each year on the 21st of June in honor of those living with the disease and those who have sadly lost the battle.