GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Many people are forgetful now and then, but there is a way to tell if that forgetfulness is a sign of something more. Home Care Assistance is a division of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, and they’re using a new tool that may actually be able to slow the progression of dementia.
The Cognitive Therapeutics Method is an activity-based cognitive stimulation program to help older adults stay independent and mentally sharp. Home Care Assistance is the only local organization with a kit filled with activities that can slow the progression of dementia and delay the onset of new symptoms. The kit consists of 20 evidence-based one-on-one activities that caregivers do with patients, like a maze on paper or a memory game like “Go Fish.”
The kit helps with five domains of the brain, including memory, executive functioning, attention, language, and visual-spatial perception.
To learn more about Home Care Assistance and what they offer, visit their website or call (616) 243-0835.