Join The Alzheimer’s Association This June for the The Longest Day in Boulder / Broomfield
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Learn How to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s and Brain Disorders with Exercise
Did you know that Alzheimer’s accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases? Let’s change that. Make awareness the main goal this month by taking part in local Longest Day events.
The facts are staggering here are just a few:
- 50 million people Worldwide are living with dementia.
- The annual global cost of dementia is $818 billion in U.S. dollars.
- 75 million people by 2030 will be living with dementia worldwide and its set to skyrocket
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
- More than 16 million family & friends provide care to people with Alzheimer's In the US
- In the USA someone develops Alzheimer's every 65 seconds.
- In 2018, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at nearly $234 billion.
- In 2019, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $290 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.
These statistics are mind bending and are courtesy of The Longest Day American Alzheimer’s Association website. Source: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=11896&pg=informational&sid=24694
According to the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, regular physical exercise can reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 50 percent. This is the easiest way to limit your chances of having brain disorders and memory issues as you continue to age.
Studies have shown that healthy activities are closely tied to brain chemicals released during exercise: – serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and endorphins, are known to have strong effects on mood, helping reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression, while also helping to strengthen your immune system.
Being active can also help slow down further deterioration in those who have already started to develop cognitive problems. Exercise protects against Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia by stimulating the brain’s ability to maintain old connections as well as make new ones.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. The ideal plan involves a combination of cardio exercise and strength training. Good activities for beginners include walking and swimming. These are just a few of the many important aging tips that our BrightStar Professional Care Teams in Boulder are capable of helping direct for your senior loved ones.
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