Have you heard of MnemeTherapy yet? It’s a cutting-edge, whole-brain therapy that is designed for individuals with brain disorders.
Since 2000, it has been used to much success for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more. With the success that is has shown, more assisted living communities, home care agencies and caregivers have been practicing the use of MnemeTherapy.
Could MnemeTherapy help your loved one, too? Let’s take a look and then you can decide if it would be something your parent would be interested in!
What is MnemeTherapy?
MnemeTherapy uses everyday activities like singing, painting, moving and storytelling to stimulate the brain. It is unique compared to music therapy or art therapy because it includes any type of pleasurable activity.
Also, art therapy is a psychological process that involves talking about art and using it to express inner feelings. MnemeTherapy, on the other hand, is about the brain and synaptic development. Through the use of MnemeTherapy, the brain can create new neural pathways and move functions.
What is Needed for MnemeTherapy?
Anyone can provide a MnemeTherapy session. It does not require licensing like art therapy does.
Here are the materials needed for a successful session.
- A table in a quiet area
- Access to a sink for washing hands
- Art smock
- Paints, paintbrushes and paper
What are the Benefits?
Seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia benefit from creative activities, which makes MnemeTherapy highly rewarding. It combines music and art to boost mood, enhance communication and provide a sense of accomplishment.
Below are some of the benefits of MnemeTherapy.
- Feelings of happiness and confidence
- Stimulation of muscles through exercise and movement
- Mental connections through singing and painting
- Improved cognition and self-esteem
If you would like to learn more about MnemeTherapy and how it can benefit your senior loved one, visit the Institute of MnemeTherapy.