Senior Balance Exercises And Warning Signs For Alzheimer’s

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Senior balance exercises can help those older adults who have a history of frequent falls and warning signs of Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline in seniors. Please see Recently, a report published by researchers at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis has detailed that persons age 65 and older – who tend to fall more often than most may be showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Dr. Susan L. Stark published results in Neurology that described that cognitively normal older adults with evidence of early brain changes typical of Alzheimer’s disease fell more often than did their peers without these brain changes. The results of the study expand on earlier research findings that movement changes precede cognitive changes in people with very early signs of Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment. The investigators studied 125 volunteers age 65 and older to determine how often they fell over the course of one year. The participants, mostly white women, recorded their falls in a calendar-journal they mailed monthly to the researchers. Participants reported a total of 154 falls, most of which occurred while walking; the number of falls per person ranged from 0 to 12. Participants also underwent brain imaging to detect the protein amyloid in the brain and a lumbar puncture to look for certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid—biomarkers associated with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. After adjusting for differences in the ability to perform everyday activities, the researchers found that participants with biomarkers indicating greater risk for Alzheimer’s were more likely to fall, and to fall sooner, compared with those with less biomarker evidence.


Senior Balance Exercises For Alzheimer’s

Practicing senior balance exercises early on is essential for folks with cognitive decline and early signs of Alzheimer’s. By performing equilibrium routines on a daily time schedule, an individual with the beginnings of cognitive decline will be able to improve balance and the stability components needed for steadiness. Equilibrium exercises help to strengthen the appropriate leg muscles that are needed for balance. Stability exercises speed up and enhance the balance reactions at the feet and ankles that are necessary for steadiness. researchers have found that there is a good carry over of balance abilities for people with Alzheimer’s if they start practicing balance routines early in their cognitive decline. Now, with the Exercise For Balance DVD, an instructional balance DVD established by an experienced Physical Therapist,  you can perform senior balance exercises in the comfort of your own home without going to a rehab clinic.


Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    For all those with early signs of Alzheimer’s, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is easy to follow along at home or in a group setting. The professionally filmed DVD is complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (licensed Physical Therapist) who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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For anyone with early signs of Alzheimer’s, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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