Apr 04
How to curb the effects of Dementia in Senior Living & the Senior Living Community

How to Control the Effects of Dementia: Senior Living

Posted by Oaks Senior Living | 3 minute read

Do you know how to manage the effects of Dementia? It is important to know how dementia develops and how crucial a healthy lifestyle plays into effect. We need to first understand the experiences of older adults that may lead to poor nutrition and eventually to dementia. We put together the best methods to curb the effects of dementia and enjoy more quality time with your loved one.

In many cases, a lack of nutrition can be associated with getting older beginning with the loss of interest in eating, low or poor appetite, self-feeding problems, and unsupported environments. These symptoms can also be one of the major side effects of dementia. Senior living communities can play a great role in providing a supportive psychosocial environment for our aging population. This environment creates holistic conditions that promote good nutrition. Such conditions promotes food preferences, creates support for independent eating and physical exercise, which is essential for healthy living.

A caregiver plays is a crucial role in the senior living environment since they understand the needs of the aging adults. With most senior living communities, caregivers will offer compassionate and individualized based on the needs of the resident. The overall environment of a senior living community is friendly to residents and allows them to experience a family of the same age group. Most of the senior care communities offer Alzheimer’s and memory care services for short-term and long-term residents. At Oaks Senior Living, we have highly trained specialists, administrators and nurses who engage seniors in daily wellness services.

Focus on the effects of dementia

Nutrition is what gives the body and cells including the brain cells nourishment. For our loved ones, there is a great need to leave healthy and maintain body strength, memory and physical fitness. Research shows that nutrition is the best way of dealing with health problems associated with aging. One way to curb the risk of dementia is by eating low-fat saturated food, eating fruits frequently and doing simple exercises and workouts. Proteins are important for muscle development though proteins with high fat content are not encouraged.

Over mineralization hypothesis suggests that dementia may be caused by build up of minerals that contributes to oxidation of body tissues. This build up plays a major role in aging processes. Diet and nutrition play a major role in the buildup of minerals in the body. Some of the minerals that contribute to oxidation process include Iron and copper.

These minerals play a destructive role while accumulated for a long period especially while the brain is aging and invites degenerative disorders such as dementia. Most of the iron accumulates in the sub cortex of the brain causing impacts on the cognitive and motor abilities of the brain. It causes cellular metabolism problems on the mitochondria of brain cell. Accumulation of iron and calcium in mitochondria are related to aging. Exercise is essential and beneficial to health. In aging process it helps leech iron mineral from the brain.

Click here, to view additional facts & figures on Dementia as well as Alzheimer’s from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Curb or reverse dementia by following basic strategies 

  1. Learn how to balance blood sugar level & encourage loved ones to intake low sugar foods.
  2. Simple daily exercises.
  3. Deep relaxation practices such as daily yoga.
  4. Detoxification programs these helps to detoxify the body and cells of the accumulated toxic substances that may lead to oxidation state of the cell.

Contact the Oaks Senior Living for more information regarding nutrition & meals served at our communities. Feel free to ask Denise Salabarria, Director of Sales & Marketing, any additional questions by emailing denise@oaksseniorliving.com.

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 Senior Living,  Memory Care,  Alzheimer's & Dementia,  Healthy Aging

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