Independent Seniors and “I am losing it!”

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Independent Seniors and “I am losing it!”


Dad lives in a condo in St. Augustine. He is 87 years old and often says to me, “I am losing it.” I remind him that everyone’s brain is atrophying and that when we are 30, our brains fill up our entire skull but by the time we are 70, the average person has about one inch of space between his/her head and skull.

When Fit Minds recently created Virtual Personal Trainer for the Mind, Dad signed up for Fit Minds. The content is specific to his abilities and since Dad earned a MBA and an engineering degree, you can imagine he is at the highest level of content for math. Still, he admits that the language and visual spatial content is more challenging.

Dad has two coaches, Alyssa and Kim, who coach him several times a week. He clicks on a zoom link and he can see them on his computer screen. They spend 45 minutes exercising five key areas of the brain. As he spends day after day in his condo, he enjoys the sessions. His coaches love him and think he is very funny.

Fit Minds can support independent seniors to those living with diagnoses of mild or advanced dementia.

Please call us at 813.282.8282 or to learn more.

Be Well,





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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