Leading an active lifestyle, especially after retirement, appears to be one of the most important things one can do to keep an emotionally positive attitude, maintain good health, and fight against Alzheimer’s disease. “We have a social idea of what retirement consists of and we need to re-examine that idea. The logical extension of the data we have on dementia is that a person who is still capable of working, who is mentally stimulated with a strong sense of purpose, is better off from the cognitive point of view continuing to engage in that position” says Dr. Jeffery Cummings award winner of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.
At MLP Residence, we strongly encourage regular physical and mental activities for all our residents. Our monthly social calendar hosts activities – both indoors and outdoors – that offer various options to each resident. Enjoy crafts and card nights, euchre and bingo, outdoor excursions, BBQ’s and musical performances. By staying active we improve chances of avoiding, or at least postponing, cognitive impairment. The ways to stay active are as limitless as your imagination. What is important is that each individual maintains exposure to different activities, such as hobbies or social contribution.