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How to Keep Up with Physical Activity in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

We are all aware of the benefits of physical exercise to our bodies. It can enhance mood, reduce depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, improve sleep, and improve quality of life. These benefits are even more crucial for those living in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities.

Exercise promotes the release of chemicals like serotonin and endorphins responsible for enhancing your mood. That way, this will motivate you to socialize, get in touch with family or friends, and lessen the feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Unfortunately, as we age, we tend to slow down due to a variety of reasons. It could be due to weight gain, pain issues, health problems, and other health-related difficulties.

But as a senior adult, physical activities will not only maintain your weight but also boost your energy, protect your heart, and manage your illnesses. In addition, all forms of physical activity are good for your memory and mood.

Even adults in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities can reap the benefits of physical exercise. Although this can be a challenge given the current state that you are in, it is never too late to do simple and enjoyable ways to stay physically active.


Although it is a whole lot different as you age and simple walking may be a challenge but regular walking can lower the risk for a variety of health conditions.

Spend at least 30-40 minutes walking outside with a loved one. If not, then you may do it on a treadmill with supervision from a professional carer.

If you have trouble walking, you can do simple tasks like sweeping, folding the laundry, vacuuming, or any other light chores. Or you can use a stationary bike, a stretching band, or a rubber ball that you can throw back and forth with other residents in Alzheimer’s Care Facilities.


Weight training is an excellent exercise to combat bone loss. It is also an effective way to improve cognitive issues. Senior adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s can do light weightlifting using household items, soda, or soup cans.

Low-Impact Aerobics

Alzheimer’s Care Facilities can organize low-impact aerobic workout routines for their residents. These are not only helpful but also great ways to encourage their residents to participate, socialize, and have fun.


Mowing, pruning, raking, and watering the plants are simple activities that do not feel like structured exercise. Sweeping or picking up falling leaves will not only tidy the lawn but can be beneficial to residents with memory problems.


Most memory care facilities organize dancing parties, but this can be done regularly as not only a form of socialization but regular exercise.

Exercise without a doubt is beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, these physical activities must be safe. Before starting with an exercise routine, it is suggested to do the following:

  • Speak with the person’s primary doctor first
  • Make sure the person with Alzheimer’s is with a caregiver or family member when doing outdoor exercise
  • Hydration, sunscreen, and protective gear are important for outdoor exercise.

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Fallbrook Assisted Living is proud to offer its services to Fremont, NE, and surrounding areas and cities: Arlington, Cedar Bluffs, Ames Nickerson, Fontanelle, Arlington, Leshara, Colon, and Hooper

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Welcoming Fall in Fallbrook Assisted Living Ideas

Change of seasons is an opportunity to give your Fallbrook assisted living apartment a fresh look by doing DIY crafts. Since fall is just around the corner, it is also a perfect time to spend time with friends from the facility.

You can welcome the fall with these amazing ideas that are easy to follow. Learn and share the fun with friends from assisted living with these ideas.

DIY Fall Crafts

The ideas to celebrate fall are limitless. DIY fall crafts range from a rustic wood sign or wood “pumpkin”, wreaths, bandanas, fall candy baskets, fabric jars, and so much more.

Make cute fabric pumpkins or large ones for your table which can be done on a sewing machine or by hand. Make different sizes and colors as these can be great gifts to friends or family.

A glowing mason jar with real or made of silk maple leaves can add warmth and glow to your room. Or make a wreath out of burlap and artificial flowers. Or a grapevine wreath painted with autumn colors.

Bring out your creative side by doing cross stitches, making accent pillows, leaf garlands, autumn-colored rugs, decorating pinecones, and more.

Fall Drink Recipes

Delicious drinks will complete the fun with your friends at Fallbrook assisted living. There are non-alcoholic drinks that are delicious and will surely delight kids and adults alike.

Caramel and Apple Milkshake

This sweet and tasty combo is easy to prepare. Pair this with a slice of apple pie to make it extra special. Click here for the recipe.

Hot Chocolate

The classic hot chocolate is perfect for chilly nights. You can add your cream, caramel, or marshmallow to complete this all-time favorite.

Harvest Fall Punch Cocktail

This is the perfect treat if you want to quench your thirst but wanting something different. Simply mix lemonade, non-alcoholic apple cider, orange juice, sparkling water, apples, and 1 orange in a pitcher. Chill, serve, and enjoy with friends or family at your Fallbrook assisted living apartment.

Snickerdoodle Latte

If you are a coffee lover but looking for something tasty and comforting, this drink deserves a spot on your list of “must tries” during that crisp autumn evening.

Mix milk, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar in a mason jar. Cover and shake for about 60 seconds. Remove the cover and heat in the microwave for at least half a minute. Pour coffee and milk into the jar. Then sprinkle with ground cinnamon on top.

Fan Favorite Fall Scents

Get that complete autumn feel with these fragrances. Scented candles will not only spice up the season but also boost your mood, improve sleep, and quality of life.

Get a pumpkin spice candle, spiced apple candle, cinnamon and nutmeg candle, harvest spice candle, maple candle, vanilla candle, and other autumn scented candles to stimulate memories and emotions.

Choose your favorite scent to promote joy, peace, enhance focus, soothing and healthy aroma for that extra sense of calm to help with anxiety or depression.

Every change of season is a great way to be creative while giving your Fallbrook assisted living home a brand-new look. For information on Fallbrook Assisted Living floorplans and pricing, click here!

Fallbrook Assisted Living is proud to offer its services to Fremont, NE, and surrounding areas and cities: Arlington, Cedar Bluffs, Ames Nickerson, Fontanelle, Arlington, Leshara, Colon, and Hooper