Archive | August, 2011

Fitness for Life

Alzheimer's exercise

Building our muscles

The residents at The Rose of Poway began a new weekly fitness program. The program is designed and taught by fitness guru Tina Bertelle, our very own Activities Director. The fitness regimen is tailored to our Alzheimer’s & Dementia patients and includes strength training, balance, breathing techniques, Yoga, Tai Chi, massage & education. Every exercise is adapted to the abilities of each resident. They really enjoy learning how to strengthen their body, with smiles ear to ear! One resident even stated “I’ve never felt so strong and happy”.
Giving our Alzheimer’s patients simple fitness goals has helped reduce stress & agitation.
After each workout we always replenish with balanced protein shakes or fruit smoothies that they absolutely love!!
Family and visitors are encouraged to work out with us! Please join our fitness program Monday-Friday beginning at 10am.

Alzheimer's exercise

Building our muscles

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The Shocking Statistics of Alzheimer’s

The following link is to a YouTube video put out by the Alzheimer’s Association.
It presents a strong case for taking action to find a solution for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Gold Rush at the Rose of Poway!

"Gold Fever"

"Theres gold in those hills"

With a captive curiosity, the residents, all whom have dementia, began studying the large green pans & bucket full of dirt. I began by reading excerpts from a secret California treasure book with stories of gold buried in the hills! Every single person was excited to find out if they had any gold in their dirt! The bucket contained real dirt from Cooper Creek in Julian California. Residents took turns panning and sifting, adding water and hoping for treasure! We did find a small ruby and a few gold flakes, but best of all, even our Alzheimer’s residents, found some buried memories!! Now we all have Gold Fever!

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