By the time summer finally rolls around, you’re antsy to get outdoors and replenish your vitamin D after the long Minnesota winter. Daily doses of sunshine are crucial to mental and physical wellbeing. Exposure to sunlight boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, memory, and appetite. Sunshine also strengthens your immune system and can lower blood pressure. However, overexposure can be harmful. But as long as you keep a few simple precautions in mind, you can enjoy the summer sunshine carefree.
Summer comes with some additional safety concerns for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, who may be at risk of wandering off in the heat. However, if you take extra precaution and follow a few simple safety tips, there’s no reason why you and your loved one shouldn’t enjoy a fulfilling summer season together.