A Gathering of Minds is an innovative therapeutic program for adults in the early stages of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s and other disorders. This online, interactive program provides intellectual stimulation and social connection for its members through the evidence-based practices of Recreational Therapy.
The programming changes daily and supports the intellectual needs of highly educated people who have led full and interesting lives. Discussions, abstract thinking, reminiscence, and self-expression are actively encouraged and facilitated by the group leader. Additional cognitive and physical activities to support intellectual, physical, and psychological health and functioning are a part of each day’s programming.
A Gathering of Minds provides a safe place for people with early stage dementia to be seen and acknowledged for who they are, not for the disability they have. Members develop a strong sense of trust in one another and belonging in the group. By providing a space to develop and nurture new friendships A Gathering of Minds helps to alleviate the isolation that is so common after a diagnosis of dementia.