What is the Minds in Motion® program?
The Minds in Motion® program combines physical activity, socialization and mental stimulation for people living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementias, to enjoy with a family or community care partner.
At the Minds in Motion® program you will…
- Be physically active
- Meet and socialize with other people living with dementia and their care partners
- Enjoy mentally stimulating activities to enhance your brain health
- Receive emotional and educational support about dementia and services, as needed
Is the Minds in Motion® program for me?
The Minds in Motion® program is designed for people with early to mid-stage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Early symptoms of dementia may include memory loss, confusion, communication difficulties and changes in mood and behaviour.
Minds in Motion® is intended to be enjoyed with a family member or community care partner. Under certain circumstances, some people with dementia may attend the program on their own. This requires consultation with the Minds in Motion® coordinator.
For further information about the Minds in Motion® program, or to discuss if this program is right or you, please contact Maria Mathews, Minds in Motion® Program Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba (204) 943-6622 Ext. 203
What can I expect?
The program is divided into the following components:
- A certified fitness instructor will lead the 45-50 minute physical activity session
- Staff and volunteers lead the 45-50 minute mental stimulation session
- Participants enjoy a healthful refreshment break while socializing with other participants
To find out more
Visit the Minds in Motion® website for further details about sites and upcoming sessions.