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What is Minds in Motion

Combining physical activity and mental stimulation, Minds in Motion unfolds to laughter and chatter, with new friendships forming and stories being shared.

The participants

  • Minds in Motion participants have early to mid-stage signs of dementia* and are accompanied by their care partners.
  • A maximum of 11 couples, or 22 participants, enrolled in each eight-week program
  • Each pair pays a minimal registration fee (fees may vary by community).

The program

The 2-hour program runs once a week, for 8 weeks, in a community-based program centre, and offers:

  • Gentle and easy to follow physical activities.
  • Fun social activities focused on building personal skills.

The program benefits
For the person with dementia:

  • Improved balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness
  • Increased confidence, and comfort with their own circumstance. 

For the care partners, it’s an opportunity to focus on their own health, rather than focusing on the needs of the person with dementia. Other benefits include:

  • Seeing the person they are caring for enjoying themselves.
  • Mutual support and learning from other care partners.

Together, the participating couple can benefit from:

  • Sharpened mental functioning, sometimes lasting 2-3 days
  • Reduced sense of isolation.

To find out when the next Minds in Motion program starts in Huron County, contact the Alzheimer Society of Huron County: 519-482-1482/1-800-561-5012 or admin@alzheimerhuron.on.ca

     

Last Updated: 07/25/17
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