The Benefits of the Minds in Motion® Program

The Alzheimer Society Minds in Motion® program, now offered in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, has resulted in improved physical and mental health for people with dementia and their family and friends that they participate with, specifically with:

For people with dementia:
  • Increased self confidence
  • Community inclusion and participation
  • A supportive environment to develop new friendships
For family and friends:
  • Self-care: an opportunity to focus on their own health, rather than focusing exclusively on the needs of the people they care for
  • Pleasure from seeing the peeople that they care for enjoying themselves
For both:
  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting two to      three days
  • Reduced sense of isolation
  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, strength and      endurance
  • Supportive environments which encourage new friendships with others who are living the same             experiences

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