Cognitive therapy can have a profound effect, especially in the early stages of the disease. Through it, the person with dementia is put in touch with a more integrated self. By focusing on this remaining skill and using suitable cues and prompts, it can bolster the individual’s feeling of self-worth.
The human body is dependent on adequate motion to maintain its full range of physical function and well-being. Therefore, actively involving people with dementia in movement programs throughout the course of the disease, is vital to maintaining some degree of body awareness, motor coordination, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and strength for as long as possible.
All activities we offer are targeted to be therapeutic for our members. However, for people with dementia, some are more beneficial than others. For this reason we target the following therapeutic activities: music; art/creative expression; dance; sensory stimulation; and continued living skills.
People suffering from dementia can do much more than most people realize and their quality of life can be determined by the sum of the special moments created for them. Simple activities and interaction can bring them great happiness and joy. Even members that are normally reserved, will initiate conversation with others while attending, what some of our current members call, the club.
Caregiver Respite Time & Dementia Awareness
The first four activities are for our members; this activity is designed for the caregiver family. We are confident that you will be able to relax and enjoy some free time while your loved one is in our safe, caring environment. In addition to respite, we make available time where our families can connect with each other for support and socialization. From time to time we also offer in-service dementia awareness opportunities.