Walking back to happiness
It’s national walking month and the weather is really warming up now. It’s amazing how quickly everything seems to have greened up outside, with leaves and buds popping everywhere. Some studies suggest that walking and physical activity can bolster mood, self-esteem and boost neural pathways and brain connectivity, thus helping loved ones with dementia feel better and even extend personal independence for longer. So where possible, get everyone in the family walking and talking together, even if it’s just a gentle stroll and few steps around the garden. If you and your loved one can't get out, try the Soothe Booth bonus feature on the Recognii DVD. It's full of the sights and sound of nature, taking you through all the seasons from the comfort of your armchair.