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Is exercise good for someone who has Alzheimer's disease?

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Exercise is good for the whole body, including the brain. It also helps with mood and sleep. The type of exercise that’s right for your loved one depends on how much the disease affects him. Someone in the early stages of the disease may enjoy walking, bowling, dancing, golf, and swimming. Later on, he may need more supervision. Talk to his doctor before he starts any exercise program.

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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