Life Enrichment - Alzheimer’s & Dementia Programs
Searching for Alzheimer’s and dementia programs Minneapolis? While there are many care opportunities available, you need to seek a community that suits your loved ones unique, evolving needs and has an understanding of what today’s diagnoses actually means for the individuals in their care.
Living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia doesn’t mean losing the ability to live a life of sense, purpose, and fulfillment. The Moments care philosophy encourages a deep understanding of each resident’s life story, taking into consideration their needs, abilities, and unique preferences.
Our programming approach is based on the latest advances in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and is engineered to directly engage the senses and enrich every day experiences, including music, art, theater, storytelling, gardening and movement therapies. At our Alzheimer’s and dementia program Minneapolis, residents join a community committed to their care from sun-up to sun-down.
Music Therapy Programming
We recognize the significant therapeutic benefits of music and encourage creative expression and connection at every given opportunity. Our community features a Player Piano, Casio Keyboards, and small instruments and hand-drums so that residents can be hands on and make some noise whenever their heart feels like singing!
Movement and Fitness
At The Moments, the indoor footprint of our entire community is designed to support ample opportunities for exercise; because we know how important physical movement is to essential wellbeing. We partner with a collaborative group of specialists to provide a variety of daily fitness options. Movement and Fitness classes are available every day to residents of our Alzheimer’s and dementia program Minneapolis. Specialized exercises and courses are created to deliver the maximum benefit for each unique participant. Our fitness programs are designed to help improve residents’ core strength, balance, coordination and cardiovascular health, as well as promote relaxation and a reduction of stress and agitation.
Our goal is to increase overall health and wellbeing, reduce potential for falls, and encourage residents to remain active and social. In some cases, the program can even reduce the need for assistive mobility devices! Whenever possible, our program incorporates strength-building exercises, both seated and lying down, and balance-building exercises while standing. Participants often find they have worked their way up to having more balance and confidence after regular exercise, which equates to fewer falls and increased independence.
The Moments – Monthly Newsletter
Each month we publish a monthly newsletter on the latest news and happenings at The Moments, including our Calendar of Events. Click here to view this month’s latest issue.
Nature Based Programming
Research has shown individuals who are able to maintain a nature-based circadian rhythm experience less agitation, sleep better, and are more likely to have healthy dietary habits. Therefore, our unique design provides ample natural lighting through clear-cut dormer windows and a two-story atrium glass wall construction. Because we know that nature offers well-documented therapeutic benefits, our memory care community includes a cedar-sided sunroom featuring a floor-to-ceiling live plant wall providing our resident year-round access to nature.
Residents at our Alzheimer’s and dementia program Minneapolis enjoy taking part in both indoor and outdoor gardening/horticultural activities as well as experiencing wildlife habitat adjacent to The Moments. Many of the fresh, organic vegetables used by Chef Charles in our kitchen are grown right on site by our residents!
Access to outdoor environments is beneficial to good mental health and wellness. We regularly provide and guide residents through outings and visits to various wildlife destinations during peak seasons in order to nurture their connection to nature.