Terrific Tuesdays Day Club program is staffed with a paid director, trained community volunteers and nursing students from local universities. This program is designed to meet the needs of both the person with dementia and their caregiver. Members have a sense of engagement while participating in memory-enhancing activities honoring their life stories. This program allows them the opportunity to reminisce and socialize with others while participating in non-aerobic exercise and creative, purposeful activities. They are also able to experience sensory stimulation and cook simple meals.
Research proves that cognitive and social stimulation improves mood and cognition and delays regression of activities in daily living for individuals with dementia. This means caregivers are able to give care at home for longer and delay residential facility placement. Caregivers also benefit with a break to recharge, relax, maintain relationships with friends, and maintain their own health by keeping up with personal doctor visits and more.
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