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How to Improve Your Mental Fitness

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In March, our word of the month is Mental Health, or more specifically, Mental fitness. Mental fitness is important for many reasons. Engaging in a variety of activities can keep your brain in tip-top shape, assist to decrease stress, increase self-confidence, promote better sleep, and boost brain function.

Just like physical fitness, there are many different activities that improve mental fitness. Start now by choosing a variety of activities. Make sure you are doing them consistently, and over time, you may begin to notice improvements in things like mood, memory, creativity, and problem solving.

Mental Fitness Activities

  • Get outside.
  • Eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly and try new exercises.
  • Practice good sleep hygiene.
  • Read often and choose new subjects.
  • Challenge your intellect and memory with games such as Sudoku or chess.
  • Make time to relax.
  • Daydream.
  • Take up a new hobby.
  • Engage in stimulating conversations.
  • For the technologically savvy, download brain training apps such as Words With Friends, Lumosity, or Duolingo.
  • Learn a second language.

Our team at Almost Home is dedicated to keeping our friends engaged and active in a variety of activities that are good for the body and the mind. Do you have a Mental Fitness activity you’d like to share with us? Would you like to learn more about the services offered at Almost Home? Contact us and we will get back with you shortly.

 
 
Simply Caring Book Launch

Simply Caring Book Launch Celebration

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Almost Home

Join Jamie and the Almost Home family as we celebrate the launch of Jamie’s book Simply Caring.

Get a signed copy of her book “Simply Caring”.

When:
Tuesday, March 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:
Almost Home
3604 Cardinal Point Dr,
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Who: Friends of Almost Home and those interested in learning more about how to care for someone with memory loss / dementia

Founder of Almost Home, Jamie Glavich is on a mission to provide guidance, inspiration and resources to families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In her book Simply Caring, she discusses key points about the disease, what to expect and how to prepare. She answers important questions and provides resources to make sense and put the puzzle together of Alzheimer’s.

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Learn more about Jamie’s book Simply Caring & download a free chapter at SimplyCaringBook.com.

Simply Caring: Putting the Alzheimer's Puzzle Together

Introducing The Simply Caring Book

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Introducing Simply Caring: Putting the Alzheimer’s Puzzle Together written by Jamie Glavich.

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Founder of Almost Home, Jamie Glavich is on a mission to provide guidance, inspiration and resources to families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In her book Simply Caring, she discusses key points about the disease, what to expect and how to prepare. She answers important questions and provides resources to make sense and put the puzzle together of Alzheimer’s.

Questions answered include:

  • What should be the foundation of care?
  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • What do I do when the Doctor says it’s Alzheimer’s?
  • What are my options in care?
  • What specific caregiving matters do I need to know?
  • How do I start the day?
  • How do I get through the day and what is Sundowning?
  • The day is almost over, what next?
  • How do I communicate and visit with my loved one?
  • How do I put the pieces of the Alzheimer’s puzzle together?

To learn more about Simply Caring and download a free chapter of the book, visit SimplyCaringBook.com.

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101 Things to Do With a Person Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease

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Daily activities for people living with Alzheimer’s disease tend to change as the disease progresses. Alzheimer’s tends to limit concentration and cause difficulties in following directions. These factors can turn simple activities into daily challenges. Individuals with Alzheimer’s often don’t start or plan activities on their own. When they do, they may have trouble organizing and carrying out the activity. Many caregivers state that the individual often sits in one area of the room, paces the floor, or searches for familiar objects with little interest in doing the things that had once brought meaning and pleasure to life.

By using a variety of activities matched to the person’s abilities, the caregiver can help the family member enjoy his current level of skill and talent, as well as retain his sense of positive self-esteem.

Below is a link with a PDF that contains 101 ideas to help pass the time throughout the year.

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101 Things to Do with a Person Who Has Alzeheimer's Disease