Walking Wise With Elderly People
The WalkWise system helps the elderly stay active and safe. It includes a range of safety checks and can send alerts directly to registered caregivers. These features can be particularly useful for families caring for a dementia patient. If you are concerned about your loved one’s safety, consider introducing this new technology.
Pedometer-based interventions for sedentary older adults
Pedometer-based interventions have been shown to significantly increase daily step counts among older adults. In one study, 147 older adults were randomly assigned to an intervention group or a control group and then assessed over a 12-week period. Results showed that intervention participants had significantly increased daily step counts (by 83.4% compared to 22671837) during the intervention period, and they also exhibited improved locomotive function and leg muscle mass during the follow-up period.
The researchers found that pedometer-based interventions were associated with an increase in steps taken per day of approximately 2,000-2,500 steps per day. They also found that the intervention was associated with a significant decrease in sitting time, resulting in a reduction of 18 minutes per day for intervention participants.
Canes and walkers
A cane or walker can help elderly people stay independent and walk. They can also be helpful for people with balance issues, as they can increase mobility and confidence. Depending on the type of cane or walking stick you choose, it may be a good idea to seek medical advice before purchasing one.
Today, about 1 in 4 older people in the United States use a mobility device for walking. These devices have many uses, such as helping the elderly to get up and down the stairs or across the floor. They can reduce the risk of a fall and can help the elderly avoid a hospital stay. In fact, a recent study found that older adults using walking aids fell less often than those who didn’t.
Walking to music
The study investigated the effects of music on cognitive abilities. It included live music performances of folk songs popular during the time period of the study’s participants. The researchers also conducted interviews with participants, caregivers, and guardians. The live music sessions helped to provide temporal cues for the participants, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.