Dementia Support Therapy®
BEST For Seniors Dementia Support Therapy is a non- medical, in-home program for promoting the cognitive, physical, and social well-being of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia patients in the early- to middle-stages of their illness.
Beyond medical treatment, nutrition and hygiene, optimal care of dementia patients includes proactive measures to preserve their cognitive and physical abilities.
In recent years, advanced therapeutic activity programs have become available at a limited number of exclusive memory care and adult day care facilities. Best For Seniors Dementia Support Therapy is a pioneering effort to bring this state-of-the-art methodology to patients at their homes. Our goal is to delay the need for nursing care.
How Our Program Works
Early- to middle-stage dementia patients have areas of their brains that are healthy, undamaged by the illness. Scientific research has shown that these healthy parts of the brain can, in some cases, assume the functions of damaged areas through a process called neuroplasticity. This process can be initiated by engaging the patient in a comprehensive program of therapeutic activities, intellectual stimulation, and cultural enrichment. Neuroplasticity may slow the progress of dementia.
BEST For Seniors Dementia Support Therapy’s multiphasic approach targets all key areas of cognitive health: mind-body integration, awareness, attention, comprehension, language, learning, memory, problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.
BEST For Seniors Dementia Support Therapists are also Certified Personal Trainers. Exercise is an important part of dementia care. Our unique psychomotor exercise method leverages the mind-body connection to stimulate cognitive function. Exercise also helps prevent complicating medical conditions, reduces stress, and helps the patient maintain emotional balance and a positive attitude.
BEST For Seniors Dementia Support Therapy brings state-of-the-art thinking and exciting new possibilities to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.