Decreased physical activity and lack of social engagement are known risk factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease, as well as other health issues. More than 60% of caregivers report being under high stress while helping a loved one diagnosed with dementia, traumatic brain injuries, as well as other choronic illnesses. An active social life can often extend seniors' lives by years, and reduce stress, and increase feelings of self-worth. Current research shows that social activity and engagement can actually slow down the progression of incurable ailments -- even Alzheimer's and dementia. Exercise with social interaction is believed to stimulate the formation of brain synapses, enhance blood flow in the brain and increase the formation of nerve cells.
When such diseases rob the elderly of freedom and independence, well-designed Senior Day Programs can provide therapeutic and health services, social activities and restored dignity. Additionally, caregivers benefit from stretches of time to work without interruption, enjoy freedom from responsibility, and simply refresh their own mind and body. During this episode, we'll explore the benefits of senior day care in depth and discuss the process of creating and implementing a program, plus the necessary monitoring of a loved one's safety and participation. Join us as we welcome Magnolia Manor Senior Day Program executives, Valerie Anthony and Sara O'Neal. Their combined 50 years of experience in caring for seniors will provide a wealth of vital information!
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