Revere Memory Care℠ Program Highlights
Music and Memory.
Music is a simple but powerful way of connecting people, places, events and feelings, no matter what the age. Research suggests that musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory are relatively untouched by the disease. Activating these areas can help relieve stress and anxiety.
Dancing with Dementia.
Encouragingly, studies also show that rhythmic dancing can slow the progress of dementia. It can help to revive energy, prevent falls, increase activity and foster general feelings of well-being.
Research shows that therapy dogs and pet visits can help reduce the effects of dementia such as anxiety, agitation, irritability, depression, and loneliness. With their friendly manner and comforting presence, pets can help a dementia patient be more interactive, when sometimes they are not able to do so in social settings with other adults.
Encounters with Nature.
From outdoor walks to gardening activities and access to fresh air and sunlight (weather permitting), reconnecting residents with the natural world is another way to reduce anxiety and improve sleep.
Traditional cognitive care settings are often low-stimulation environments. Revere Memory Care methods introduce fresh, natural experiences such as the scent from flowers and the touch of different fabrics to gently stimulate the senses. Bringing simple sensory moments back to their lives is a way to reduce reliance on pharmaceutical solutions for combatting the effects of dementia.
Bringing children and seniors together does wonderful things for both. Seniors become more engaged, and there are positive effects on young visitors.
We engage the mind through reminiscing exercises, simple guided meditations and rhythmic breathing, games, arts and crafts, and individual self-expression.
A Flexible Approach.
While living in the present is important for all of us, the team at Tribute are specially trained on how to be present, flexible and creatively resourceful in how they interact with Revere Memory Care residents and their requests. We encourage residents to participate in activities away from their rooms and to engage with each other in a community setting. Residents with similar abilities and stages are grouped into activities that are the most appropriate for their functional levels. This ensures a higher quality of experience for everyone in the community.
Care for Couples.
When one spouse is experiencing Alzheimer’s or dementia, the other can continue to live under the same roof and in close proximity to maintain this important relationship. Spouses have the freedom to visit and stay connected whenever they wish, dine together and continue their healthy, meaningful bond.