Posted: September 6, 2023
Last Updated: September 8, 2023

Minds In Motion

Through Minds in Motion®, people living with early to mid-stage dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of activities. These sessions run for two hours, once per week, for eight weeks in a community-based location.
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Volunteers assist with the Minds in Motion Program, which combines physical activity and socialization for people living with dementia.

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Through Minds in Motion®, people living with early to mid-stage dementia will experience meaningful and beneficial socialization and stimulation through a number of activities. These sessions run for two hours, once per week, for eight weeks in a community-based location.

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their care partners. Participants attend with a family member or community friend.

Through the Minds in Motion® program, both the person living with dementia and the care partner can benefit from the following:

  • increasing physical activity through gentle group exercise
  • establishing new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences
  • engaging in fun, social activities
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The person living with dementia benefits from:

  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness.
  • Increased confidence, and comfort with their own circumstance.
  • Mutual support from others facing similar experiences.

The care partner benefits from:

  • An opportunity to focus on their own health and have fun with their partner.
  • Seeing the person they are caring for enjoying themselves.
  • Mutual support and learning from other care partners.

All participants benefit from:

  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting two to three days.
  • An increased sense of social participation.
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Volunteers assist with the Minds in Motion Program, which combines physical activity and socialization for people living with dementia.

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