This year, the team at Alzheimer’s San Diego will serve more than 30,000 San Diego families. Time and time again, we hear how isolating life with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be for the entire family. The changing behaviors and moods of someone with dementia can be a huge factor for families deciding where and when to venture to in the community.
Families often tell us how thankful they are for the social activities we hold every Friday, as they are designed for both the person with dementia and their caregiver to enjoy together in a safe and understanding environment.
One such activity, that has quickly become a favorite of many families, is our Movement & Motion Class. Healthy movement and activity are an important part of a good mental and physical fitness at any stage of life, but for someone with dementia, they are especially important.
"This class is so fun and I have learned so much about staying healthy!” exclaimed one Movement & Motion participant. “We have even started doing the exercises at home."
Movement & Motion is offered in partnership with the San Diego State University Adaptive Fitness Clinic on the 4th Friday of each month at our office (6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 9211). Each class is led by our team and SDSU Kinesiologist students who spend an hour and a half teaching families movements and exercises that focus on balance, stretching and maintaining overall physical health.
This class is not only a great way for families impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia to stay physically fit, but it is also a great way for families to connect with others who are facing similar challenges, stay social and have some fun in the process.
Learn more about the activities and programs Alzheimer’s San Diego provides FREE to the community at: alzsd.org or by calling (858) 492-4400.
Article submitted by Jamie Hagan from Alzheimer’s San Diego