Created by Dr Sabina Brennan with funding from GENIO - if you would like to support the development of more films like this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
These films aim to address your fears about memory loss and dementia and provide practical advice about brain health.
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Korean subtitles courtesy of Misook Ahn.
Spanish subtitles courtesy of José Ignacio Marsá Valdovinos.
Dutch subtitles courtesy of Mirjam Schepens.
Basque subtitles courtesy of Unai Diaz.
French subtitles courtesy of Jacques Gatard and Jennifer David.
Italian subtitles courtesy of Valentina Gigliucci and Simona Salamone.
German subtitles courtesy of Jean Maples.
What can I do to help myself and improve my day to day life?
There is a reason why most waiting rooms are crammed with leaflets; we all need a little advice once in a while. And those leaflets offer some pretty good tips but so do scientists especially when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.
In Finland, researchers studied over 200 people with Alzheimer's disease. They put them through a home based exercise regime for an entire year. At the end of it, they found some incredible results. Whilst exercise didn't prevent people from decline it did ease the rate of that decline. Which means exercising safely is a good thing to do if you have Alzheimer's disease.
Getting a few friends together for a safe leisure activity, a few times a week can make a big difference. But exercise won't solve all of your problems. There is no golden key. There are other things that can help you. Staying connected to friends and family and taking the time to make new friends gives you a strong support base when you need it. Whether offering a hand getting down the stairs or a partner to join you at a ballroom dance class. Having social support from others can protect your brain health.
The more people you have to take to the less likely your Alzheimer's disease will make you feel isolated and alone. Which means it's good to tell your friends about the disease. Let them know how you feel and how they can support you. Because an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis can feel like a very hard place to be. There are reasons to be hopeful as well as things you can do to improve the quality of your life and feel better about yourself.
And that is some free advice you can really use!
Tengo la Enfermedad de Alzheimer, Qué Puedo Hacer para Ayudarme y Mejorar Mi Vida Diaria?
Alzheimerra daukat - zer egin dezaket neure buruari laguntzeko eta neure eguneroko bizitza hobetzeko?
Je suis atteint de la maladie d’Alzheimer. Que puis-je faire pour m’aider moi-même et améliorer ma vie quotidienne…
Ho l’Alzheimer – cosa posso fare per stare meglio e migliorare la mia vita quotidiana?
Ik heb de ziekte van Alzheimer - Wat kan ik zelf doen om mijn dagelijks leven te verbeteren?
내가 알츠하이머병에 걸렸다면 스스로 도울 수 있는 방법에는 무엇이 있을까요?
Ich habe Alzheimer - wie kann ich mir mein Leben und meinen Alltag erleichtern?