Reinforce the remaining strengths and
abilities of people with dementia with this interactive, multisensory
movement program. Developed by an experienced educator, Movement
with Meaning uses activities that stimulate all five senses to enhance
the well-being of older adults.
Designed specifically to meet the needs
of people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, the program combines
gentle dance movements, yoga-inspired poses, and breathing exercises
with music, poetry, and specific sensory activities. Participants become
focused in the present through total immersion in short, concentrated
exercises that stimulate physical, mental, and sensory awareness. Individuals
not only enjoy the engaging activities, but experience
improved balance and coordination
increased social interaction
This detailed manual makes establishing
a Movement with Meaning® program easy at any facility.
Step-by-step instructions for each activity are supported by more than
100 photographs. Additionally, four 30-minute sessions are described
in detail. Along with suggested themes and activities, the manual supplies
group leaders with valuable information about selecting participants
and organizing the environment.
Movement with Meaning sessions can be
customized for individual participants, making the program ideal for
adult day centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care settings.
Recreational therapists, OTs, PTs, and activity directors will find
this program invaluable for strengthening older adults’ skills
while also providing entertaining activities. Add Movement with Meaning
to your therapeutic programming today and experience the benefits!
Movement with Meaning® is a
trademark of the author.