While making New Year’s resolutions can be fun, the challenging part is putting those resolutions into action and maintain the momentum to keep those promises throughout the year.
For many, that may not matter very much, but for older relatives, making a life change or decision to be healthy can have much longer, more positive, overarching consequences.
A study conducted by Rush University found that people who view life with a sense of purpose are two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. In addition, the university found that self-disciplined and highly organised people are less susceptible to Alzheimer’s.
Mary-Ann Chiam, an Accredited Practising Dietitian at Allium Care Suites who specialises in working with older elders introduces five simple and doable New Year’s resolutions to keep older adults engaged in healthy habits and connected with their loved ones all year long.