On behalf of all of us at the Fisher Center Foundation, we want to extend our heartfelt support to everyone impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of the Alzheimer’s community and our employees as we follow the CDC guidelines. We encourage you to be consistent as you take precautions by:
- Washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds,
- Keeping a good social distance from others, and
- Remaining home if you are not feeling well
In this edition of Alzheimer’s Research News You Can Use, we provide you with proven data on how being active plays a positive role in your overall health. We explain how physical exercise is linked to an increase in brain health, and how intellectual exercise can possibly lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.
For the next several weeks, while gyms are closed and crowded parks and busy sidewalks are to be avoided, getting enough exercise will be challenging for all of us. We recommend exploring alternatives such as exercise channels on TV and streaming online fitness channels. Simply walking up and down stairs, or around the house or apartment, can easily get the blood pumping, and gentle stretching exercises can combat the negative affects of too many hours of sitting.
As important as physical and intellectual health, mental health is also a concern. During this challenging time, we encourage you to talk frequently with family and friends via phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. Reach out to others often, especially those who are isolated or caring for the sick and elderly. You can also use our social network ALZTalk.org to find support.
For more up-to-date information about Alzheimer’s, visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the research progress being made at the Fisher Center.
Together we can end Alzheimer’s.
Lucretia Holden, SHRM-CP