Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Alzheimer’s can take so much away from you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to look at what you can do to slow the decline that happens with the disease. Physical therapy is one approach that has been shown to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s, as well as slow the progression of the disease.
A physical therapist is an expert in movement and can help set up an exercise program that keeps your parent or senior loved one moving. Research continues to show that physical activity is one of the strongest ways to improve your brain health. Read more about how Read more
One of the biggest challenges with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is managing day to day activities as the disease progresses. That’s where an occupational therapist can be an immense source of help.
Occupational therapists focus on working with you and your family to cope with the changes that the disease brings and make life as full as possible. Read more about how occupational therapy can help your loved one with Alzheimer’s.
The Role of an Occupational Therapist
The American Occupational Therapy Association defines an occupational therapist (OT) as a professional that:
- Enables people to live life to its fullest