LEEPS (Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization)
As its name suggests, LEEPS is an exercise and socialization program for individuals diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease. LEEPS uses trained volunteers to provide one-on-one stimulating cognitive and physical activities individually customized for their abilities. Alternately, they will participate with a volunteer in a social or community service outing. To participate a person must be living at home, and must sign a release to be cleared by his/her physician. There is no cost to participate. We also are currently recruiting volunteers for LEEPS.
Memory Care Connections
Memory Care Connections is an individualized program for caregivers living with a family member who has Alzheimer's disease or another related dementia. The goal of Memory Care Connections is to provide knowledge and support to people caring for a family member with dementia which ultimately benefits the person receiving care. Memory Care Connections will help you and your family better understand the disease, then work with your family to assess your unique situation, and develop an individualized plan that will give you the tools and supports you need to make your caregiver role as stress-free as possible. There is no cost to participate.
Early intervention is key in diagnosis and treatment of memory loss. The staff at the Aging & Disability Resource Center are available for confidential and free memory screenings. Results will be shared with you and, with your permission, positive screens will be shared with your family physician for follow-up care. Memory screenings may be conducted at the ADRC or in the comfort of your own home. Appointments are appreciated.
Dementia Education and Support
The Dementia Care Specialist is available to assess your personal situation and discuss your concerns regarding dementia. Whether you are a caregiver or the one with memory loss, we have a variety of resources available to help you develop a plan that will help you obtain the supportive services you need. Dementia and Alzheimer's education is also available to groups.
For more information, contact Barb Evans, Dementia Care Specialist, at 715-346-1401.