Plenty of memory training to choose from
We have a wide selection of elements, which will support memory rehabilitation. Some examples are music therapy in its various forms, handcrafts to support hand coordination, games specifically created for elderly with memory illnesses like Memoera and board games such as Chess, Bingo and Mahjong.
Board games help with activating the brain and memory training. Familiar games like Mahjong is played with tiles featuring Chinese characters, training memory on recollection. Recent psychiatric and cognitive behavioural studies show that Mahjong is an excellent mental exercise, and it has potential effects on improving memory and reduces the risk of dementia in seniors.
Games are a challenging and meaningful activity. Winning will bring a feeling of success and well-being. Brain training with exciting and meaningful activities bring- joy and fun. Some of the games can be played individually, and others in a group which enhance the sense of community and allow more active interaction between the seniors and caregivers. Memory activities and skills which are forgotten can be re-activated through games like Memoera in a fun way.
The importance of mind and body connection for people with dementia
We use dance therapy to reduce stress and anxiety such as agitation or frustration because of their mood swings and sudden recollection of past disturbing events.
Challenging behaviour is quite common among the elderly with dementia. Dance therapy is reassuring which relaxes and boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. It even works for people without memory illnesses.
Our Wellness Trail will guide you to relax
Successful memory rehabilitation program also contains elements for brain relaxation. The scientific studies show beneficial results in a senior’s health and well-being when listening to birds chirping in a nature environment full of trees, plants and flowers.
Horsecity is an excellent location for relaxation with its Kampong-feel and serene ambience. The Wellness Trail allows the clients to be immersed with the surrounding nature which can trigger the memory of the past.
Wellness approach – Healing the heart and mind, not just muscles
Maintaining cognitive function through brain stimulus and activation of physical capacity will help support mental well-being and social activity. Hovi Club’s specially designed environment for seniors with various activities such as cooking and gardening is suitable for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Our medically trained staff is here to assist you to slow down the development of a memory illness and to keep you mentally alert.
Read more about Hovi Care’s Brain Training here.