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Cognitive Impairments

Clients with dementia are often unable to comply with risk factor management strategies. 

There is some evidence that physical activity provides a protective role in lowering the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia - in particular resistance training. A side benefit is resistance training specifically moderates the development of sarcopenia. Increased muscle strength has shown to lead to decreased falls and decreased fracture risk.

As not all falls can be prevented, strategies for injury reduction must be considered. Examples include the use of protective equipment such as hip protectors, cushioned floor surfaces, bed or chair alarms, bedside mats and raised mattress edges. Other strategies are low beds positioned against the wall, avoidance of the use of restraints, calming rooms, music, regular toileting and commodes/bottles for night which may reduce the risk of injury.

 

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program

Toll Free Senior Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides  a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information on government programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers please contact:

1-855-550-0552

Tele-Care 

 

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please dial:

8-1-1

For medical emergencies, immediately call  911  or visit your local emergency department.

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