Group mental engagement for dementia patients can benefit your residents in numerous ways. Engaging activities like these can also foster social relationships, enhance self-esteem, improve sleep, and help reduce anxiety and depression.
“Regular use of CST encourages individuals to higher levels of mental activity thereby reducing their risk of developing dementia.” Gates & Valenzuela, 2010
“CST can be used to stabilize or even improve the cognitive functioning of individuals suffering from mild Alzheimer’s disease.” Bottino et al, 2005; Matsuda et al 2010
If you care for people with memory loss or Alzheimer’s, you may already be aware of the benefits of group settings. Group content is designed for independent seniors or those in assisted living or memory care communities.
In the United Kingdom, their national health guidelines mandate group cognitive stimulation. “People with mild / moderate dementia of all types should be given the opportunity to participate in a structured group cognitive stimulation programme. This should be delivered irrespective of any anti-dementia drug received by the person with dementia.” -The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Guideline 42
Our subscription content is designed for a wide variety of people — independent seniors as well as those in assisted living or memory care communities.
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If you’re looking for engaging group brain exercises and activity content for seniors,
Please contact us at Fit Minds. Offering your residents this kind of group mental engagement not only benefits them can but helps set your community apart from others as well by offering cognitive stimulation.