Caregiver Exercises

April 4, 2020 © by Judith Allen Shone

Congratulations!
You have chosen to work toward good health!

icon15

You know we all need to be flexible and mobile for life ahead!  With the help of videos below, we can create and continue a healthy habit!🥰

Please, DO NOT EXERCISE if you feel pain
IMPORTANT: Be sure your loved one is in a safe place while you exercise..

Below find a choice of exercise programs. Find a chair with hard seat, folding chair, kitchen chair. Find a way to view the video while seated…if you can access on a large monitor, it might be easier to follow. BUT that is not necessary. Any size screen will work. Turn the sound up.
Work at your pace!  DO NOT PUSH TO PAIN! Try them all. Videos are +/- 30 minutes.  


SEE VIDEOS BELOW…

(A)
1-Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong fromToronto Rehab’s LEAP Service, (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain)
2-Gentle Chair Yoga routine
…….                    OR

(B)
Acclaim Health-Ontario
Chair Yoga with Nina – Experienced with those in Senior Day Programs


…….                  OR
(C)
‘Priority One’ Chair Based Exercises, Two videos from  YouTube,  are led by Alexis Mason  – Two Basic Chair Exercise videos from Priority One – Beginning and Coordination

…………………..OR

(D)
Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
– from YouTube, Sit to be fit

(D) Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton –
  Sit to be fit 
from YouTube

(E) Exercises you can do at the kitchen sink


Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton –
  Sit to be fit 

*Bookmark*  this page to visit again!

    Remember, each person’s abilities and tolerance level are different.

IMPORTANT:   Be sure your loved one is in a safe place while you exercise.

1.Talk to your therapist or physician before working with these videos.
2. Go at your own pace. STOP if you feel pain or feel you should rest. Enjoy!❤
3. Decide how often to do these exercises each week.
4. Option: connect the video through laptop-to-TV HDMI cable, making it easier to follow on a larger screen. 📺

Do you walk and exercise? Consider if you’d benefit by alternating days? 


(A)  Toronto Rehab’s Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service.

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong and Gentle Chair Yoga
LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain) will help you stay active!

Please contact Cara Kirche for information
Currently being encouraged for use by the LHIN Funded Toronto Lifemark Seniors Wellness Program, especially for those in their Exercise and Falls Prevention Program.

Find needed card table chair without arms, with a firm seat. 🪑

~


(B) CHAIR YOGA with Nina from Acclaim Health, Ontario
Experienced with those in Senior Day Programs

—————————————————————


(C)  ‘Priority One’ Chair Based Exercises, Two videos from  YouTube
 are led by Alexis Mason –
1.Get your soup cans. can (each approximately 1-pound weight)
2. Line up your chosen video. 🎞
3. Option: connect the video through laptop-to-TV HDMI cable, making it easier to follow on a larger screen. 📺
4. Find needed card table chair without arms, with a firm seat. 🪑
5. Have water to drink when you feel thirsty. water1
6. Check off the date as ‘participated’ on  your Exercise Success Record 🗓
7. Go get coffee afterwards! ☕ 

~

If you require more intense exercises, follow these videos to YouTube and find
Alexis Mason-PRIORITY ONE videos there.
~ ~ ~


SENIORS, improve your balance, your strength and your flexibility with exercises you can do.

During the first years of participation with the Alzheimer Society, we were given an exercise booklet, similar to these next videos, Exercising at the Kitchen Sink. Easy, but if you are consistent they work!!!

These videos include seven activities from the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Program developed by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit and brought to you by the Chatham-Kent Falls Prevention Coalition.

Alternate one video one day and the other the next day to give variety to your body muscles.
Find what works for you and then remember a habit or routine will develop as you do your exercises.

~~~


BLOG NOTICES:
To receive notices of new blog pages, add your name to email list:
email your name & email address
~ ~ ~
Visit FALLS PREVENTION information page


Healthline.com confirms positive reasons for exercise:
  • It Can Make You Feel Happier. …
  • It Is Good for Your Muscles and Bones. …
  • It Can Increase Your Energy Levels. …
  • It Can Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease. …
  • It Can Help Skin Health. …
  • It Can Help Your Brain Health and Memory. …
  • It Can Help With Relaxation and Sleep Quality.
chart

Do you want to encourage your success?
Create a chart or copy/paste/print this image.
Check off the days you come to exercise.

Be happy! You took time for you today. 😊
Chose to come back another morning this week

See  you soon!! 

If you want to dance, go to the Family Lockdown Boogie!

jas-79
~judy

Each day do something to make others smile and your heart sing!

Permissions received to post exercise videos with attributions noted.
Caregiver Exercise Copyright © 2020 by Judith Allen Shone


AUTHOR APPRECIATES:

Acclaim Health

ACCLAIM HEALTH –  Ontario Canada Community Health and Home Care Provider

Our full spectrum of programs support physical and mental well-being through independent living, reduced social isolation, innovative dementia care, end of life care and bereavement support.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada 905-827-8800  or 1-800-387-7127


Image result for alzheimer's halton hamilton logo

Minds in Motion Classes from the Alzheimer Society in Halton provides one hour of exercise and one hour of social activity together. Call them to learn more and get on the list for the next class.

In Ontario, phone the Alzheimer Society:
Halton 289-837-2310
Hamilton 905-529-7030
Visit: Alzheimer Society Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton website
See also Related Links & Resources for more office locations


SPONSOR:
Just getting a sense of what caregiving for a loved one with memory loss might be like will lighten the burden and stress.

visit Caregiver Books for more information

2 thoughts on “Caregiver Exercises

  1. Thank you for your note. An Alzheimer group is a great place to find others going through similar experiences, to make new friends to share caregiving information. Many groups offer exercises appropriately focused on the capabilities of those attending. It is wonderful that you go and take your loved one. We do not realize how quickly our muscles get weaker when we neglect exercise…both caregivers and loved ones!

    If others want to find such a group, call a friend, or contact me on this site. But, please, please, keep looking for an exercise group, or use the videos on this page and start your own!

    Like

  2. As a caregiver, I go with my mother to our Alzheimer’s exercise group where they have someone lead chair exercises. The leader is very tuned In to the abilities of those in the group, but keep the action moving…for about 45 minutes or so…we do what we can. We especially like the refreshments and social activities that they provide for an hour afterwards where we can get to know the others in the group as we play games together that the facilitators lead.

    Like

Share a caregiving experience or leave a note here. Thank you. 🌷

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s