In case you missed it, the Globe and Mail published an excellent article worth sharing “Canadian researchers reaffirm the benefits of exercise for a healthy brain” by Alex Hutchinson. Here are some highlights for all our busy caregivers and clients:
- For your brain’s sake, the safe bet is to start (or continue) exercising now.
- (Exercise) has potentially significant implications for warding off the cognitive decline associated with aging and with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and depression.
- Exercise likely plays a role in the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, a brain region associated with memory, in adults – a regenerative process widely thought to be impossible until the 1990s.
Let’s meet at High Park for a walk! Did you know that our Adult Day Service (ADS) provides social, recreational activities in an environment that is responsive to the needs of individuals who are cognitively impaired and/or frail and/or physically disabled as well as offering relief to caregivers?
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