Alzheimer’s Disease and Exercise | Freedom Health Insurance



Before you start any new exercise plan, it is important that you discuss this with your GP to ensure it is safe and appropriate to do so.   

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Note: This article is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute advice, please refer to your GP.   




Resources:

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