Healthy Aging

Most people believe that they're too old to make healthy choices. However, we know that there is no "too late". Making healthy choices even when you're older may prevent some health problems and can help you make the most of your life. It's actually really simple: exercise daily (walking counts as exercise!), eat a healthy diet, have frequent social interactions and train your brain regularly. 

What can I do to age healthily?

Both medical experts and research studies agree that, while there is no way to guarantee good health in later life, a healthy lifestyle comprising of four key elements is the best way to prolong your health. The elements are: Daily exercise, a healthy diet, frequent social interaction and regular brain training. Combining these elements in your daily routine provides the best chance of maintaining both physical and mental condition as you age, which in turn reduces your risk of debilitating diseases such as Dementia. MindMate provides physical exercises, brain games and nutrition elements in the MindMate app and can help you to make a lifestyle change to support your health. Download the app today and start with our daily activities plan. The app is free.

Does everyone who ages get Dementia/Alzheimer's eventually?

No. Age is certainly a significant risk factor in the development of Dementia and Alzheimer’s - after age 65, the risk of Alzheimer's doubles every five years. After age 85, the risk reaches nearly one-third - but it is not an inevitability. There are many physical and mental activities that you can do as preventative measures which will significantly decrease your risk. ​

What can I do to stay active when I age?

You can still stay active as ever, but as bone density decreases with age, it’s often sensible to choose low impact activities, such as swimming, golfing or cycling. Many older people report that their joints feel less strained when doing these kinds of activities and, as a result, feel that they can exercise for longer. If you haven’t exercised in a while, it’s also sensible to start small with the intensity and duration of your routine and build it up over time. ​

What can I do to stay independent for as long as possible?

Staying healthy is the key to staying independent and so building a healthy lifestyle comprised of daily exercise, a healthy diet, frequent social interaction and regular brain training is also the key to maintaining independence in later life. Forming healthy habits will help you maintain movement physically and it is also effective for brain function, both of which are essential for staying independent as long as possible. MindMate provides physical exercises, brain games and nutrition elements in the MindMate app and can help you to make a lifestyle change to support your health. Download the app today and start with our daily activities plan. The app is free. ​

What can I do to to avoid Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Homes?

Staying healthy is the key to staying independent and so building a healthy lifestyle comprised of daily exercise, a healthy diet, frequent social interaction and regular brain training is also the key to maintaining independence in later life. Forming healthy habits will help you maintain movement physically and it is also effective for brain function, both of which are essential for staying independent as long as possible. MindMate provides physical exercises, brain games and nutrition elements in the MindMate app and can help you to make a lifestyle change to support your health. Download the app today and start with our daily activities plan. The app is free. ​

How can MindMate help me when I age?

MindMate helps facilitate preventative measures. It provides a wide range of games and mental exercises to help keep your mind sharp and test short term memory and thinking skills. It also provides easy workout routines for all abilities and promotes healthy eating, with a wide range of easy-to-follow, balanced recipes available on the app. MindMate is there for you during every step of the aging process, whether you are using it preventatively or are already living with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other forms of cognitive decline.

MindMate helps stimulate grey matter and improve lifestyle through multipart intervention (if the daily activities plan is followed correctly). It keeps the mind mentally strong through games, which exercise different parts of the brain in the Games section, different workouts, and nutrition tips. Research suggests that physical activity plays a big role in Alzheimer’s prevention and supporting brain health (please see: FINGER study, and research from UT Southwestern Medical Center and Sweden). Recent studies showed that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing a dementia by up to 88%. Other studies also showed a link to the MIND Diet and Mediterranean Diet in having a positive impact of reducing the risk of developing dementia later in life. MindMate translated the research that is out there into a comprehensive and user friendly app and we hope to help you make a lifestyle change and live a healthier life. 
Apart from that, research from the University of Glasgow found out that people with early Alzheimer’s are more independent when they use MindMate, compared to their peers with early Alzheimer’s who did not use MindMate. ​​

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