Alzheimer’s and the Joy of Exercise

by: Jeanne Missey Osgood, MA

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Creative exercise ideas for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

Today, approximately 5.5 million adults in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). By the year 2030, people aged 65 or older will make up 20% of the country’s total population, and the number of adults with AD is projected to reach 8.4 million (Alzheimer’s Association 2017a).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 11

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About the Author

Jeanne Missey Osgood, MA

Jeanne Missey Osgood, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Hello fitness enthusiasts, I have been teaching fitness since the mid 80's and certified with ACE since 1987; so I have been around for a long time. I have owned several fitness businesses over the past 25 years, worked in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg as a fitness specialist, worked as the Fitness Director of Campus Recreation at the University of Arizona and as a contracted service developing fitness programing for The Academy Village, a retirement community. Currently, I write fitness/yoga/Pilates articles for Fitness Journal and am a continuing education provider for both the American Council on Exercise and the American Physical Therapy Association. I teach yoga and Pilates at the Pilates Station in Vail, Az and at Tucson Pilates Lab in the Blenman-Elm area of Tucson.