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Ways to prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s

Last year, roughly 5 million people in the U.S. were living with Alzheimer’s and $259 billion was spent treating those patients. By 2050, those numbers are expected to increase to 16 million patients and $1.1 trillion dollars in treatment.

 

As the number of cases increases, it’s important to know how to exercise your brain to prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The staff at Kingston has compiled a list of sites and apps that are great for exercising your brain.

 

  • Lumosity: This free app has games you can play daily to exercise your working memory and improve cognitive function.
  • Fit Brains Trainer: With more than 360 games to choose from, there’s likely a game on this app that you’ll find engaging. In addition, the games are designed to get harder as you get better at them.
  • Brain Metrix: Games that include math, creativity, and memory testing are all part of this site. Each of these “tests” are both fun and stimulating.

 

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease who needs professional assistance, Kingston is here to help. With staff members who have specialized training to enhance communication and manage symptoms, your loved one will feel more comfortable and receive the care they need.

 

This additional training also teaches staff members to identify items that residents may not be able to express, such as thirst, discomfort or illness. These professionals also help residents complete daily activities that are designed to enhance cognitive thinking skills.

 

To learn more about how we can care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s contact any of our communities that offer memory care:

 

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

Kingston Residence of Sylvania

Kingston Residence of Perrysburg

Kingston Residence of Marion

Kingston at Dupont