Is Fit Minds right for your loved one?
Fit Minds benefits everyone.
Fit Minds has a ten-year track record of effectively supporting seniors with a range of cognitive abilities ~ from independent seniors to those challenged with mild, moderate, and advanced dementia.
Fit Minds programs exercise five key areas of the brain and leverage what research tells us about the brain’s capacity to build cognitive resilience and create new neuron pathways.
Volumes of research support the impact of cognitive stimulation.
Why Seek Fit Minds Personal Trainer for the Mind for Your Loved One?
Think of Fit Minds as a personal trainer for your loved one’s mind. If you are noticing your loved one losing things more often, forgetting appointments or even if he/she has a recent dementia diagnosis, cognitive stimulation through mental exercises is an effective evidence-based intervention.
What’s A Typical Session Like?
A college-educated certified Fit Minds coach comes to your home or your senior living community and spends 45 minutes with your loved one, leading them in customized, interesting content that exercises five key areas of cognition:
- Language and Music
- Visual/Spatial Orientation
- Critical Thinking
What happens at a Group Session?
Group content is designed for independent seniors or those in assisted living or memory care. The one-hour presentation delivers mental exercises integrated with information on brain health and aging well. Check to see if a Senior Living Community near you offers Fit Minds.
What happens at a 1-on-1 Private Sessions – Personal Trainer for the Mind ™?
The Fit Minds Personal Trainer for the Mind ™ program is a privately delivered, personalized, cognitive stimulation program for your senior, regardless of ability. Each lesson plan is customized to respond to their interests and abilities as they progress through the program.
The Fit Minds algorithm creates the lesson plan, which is printed and prepared by the Certified Fit Minds Coach for completion by the senior during their session. Monthly assessment reports on cognition and engagement are provided to you and to any wellness staff you choose.
It’s so much more than mental exercises. Through the program, Fit Mind’s Certified Coaches develop deep, personal relationships with your loved one and your family!
What happens if you don’t stimulate your brain?
Research confirms that our brain starts shrinking at age 30. Research further validates the age old saying “use it or lose it.” Cognitive stimulation through mental exercises is an evidence-based intervention used around the world to support brain health. Fit Minds programming supports more than 25% of senior living communities in Canada and we made our footprint in the US in 2017.
How do you help your loved one dealing with a recent dementia diagnosis?
Understanding your loved one’s fears and anxieties is important. When an individual is dealing with dementia, their self-confidence is negatively affected. Your loved one may not be able to accept that things are changing because they are afraid of the reaction of family and friends. Our certified coaches understand and our one-on-one mental stimulation and meaningful engagement helps! Our coaches remind seniors of their capabilities as they mentally engage in interesting content that exercises their minds.
Our coaches create meaningful, authentic relationships with seniors.
What does Fit Minds do for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Our three unique offerings effectively support a range of cognitive abilities; from independent seniors to those challenged with mild, moderate, and advanced dementia. Studies have shown positive impact of mental exercises on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia diagnoses.