COVID-19 and Mom – How She Inspired Virtual Cognitive Coaching

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COVID-19 and Mom – How She Inspired Virtual Cognitive Coaching


Mom passed more than two years ago. The cycle of grief always washes over me more when Mother’s Day approaches. That said, I am grateful Mom isn’t alive during COVID-19. The paranoia associated with her Lewy Body would have been unbearable when she saw everyone in masks. And, I would not have been able to hold her in my arms when she was scared.

Fit Minds is Mom’s legacy. Perhaps that it why within days of learning that our coaches could not see our clients in person to deliver one-on-one cognitive coaching, we quickly pivoted to try Personal Trainer for The Mind…virtually! I am so pleased, and relieved, that it is working.

I personally led and/or observed our initial virtual sessions with independent seniors, to those with mild and advanced dementia. Over and over, I saw seniors engaged as their coaches delivered content specific to their cognitive abilities.


View this one-minute video to learn more and consider how Fit Minds can help you or someone you love.


Janet Knupp’s mother was diagnosed with Lewy Body, a form of dementia. This life-altering event led Janet to create and launch Fit Minds in the US in late 2016. As CEO of Fit Minds, Janet works to provide customized cognitive coaching to improve quality of life, enable meaningful relationships with family and friends and build cognitive resilience for seniors going through similar memory loss diseases.

As a business executive, venture philanthropist and thought leader in education, Janet has spent the majority of her career leading companies and organizations with the goal to improve performance outcomes for school districts, teachers, and students.

A natural collaborator, she thrives in environments where she can use her influence and insight to develop a clear mission, assemble exceptional boards, attract significant capital, and move people beyond the status quo by delivering ambitious, measurable results.

To read more about Janet’s personal story click here.

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