Samvedna's Cognitive Wellness Program is a well-structured therapy for the engagement of elderly. It combines a wide range of activities that are known to provide mental and physical stimulation. Such mental activity on a regular basis is known to slow down the progression of dementia.
CWP is based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), which an internationally recognised therapy. At Samvedna, we have made our own modules that are modified to suit the Indian cultural context.
Research shows that such therapies do show an improvement in cognition, language and visuospatial skills. More importantly is a fun way for the elderly to improve their happiness levels and enjoy a better quality of life.
We can see the positive effect of our program as the elderly are happier and are able to communicate with more ease. We have noticed that they form friendship and relationships in this opportunity of socializing. Sometimes, we also observe improvements in their orientation and short term memory.
Who is it for?
CWP is suitable for individuals with:
Mild to Moderate Dementia
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive decline due to other reasons
Features of CWP
Encourages socialization, which also helps provide benefits to the participants
Leads to significant improvements in quality of life
Conducted by two trained psychologists / gerontologists
Involves themed sessions that provide mental and physical stimulation
Active engagement in an environment that is optimal for learning
supportive and non-threatening environment
Provides the social benefits of group interactions
Well-structured, planned and recorded intervention
I used to work with Air India and have lived in many countries before finally moving back post retirement. Suddenly I found that after retiring I couldn’t pass my time. So my son, who lives in America, came and contacted Samvedna and got me to join Samvedna's senior centre. I am really enjoying it here, people are nice and they look after you very well. - Mr Bhupender Singh Phool (Great Times Club)
I am from the corporate world, and am now retired. I came here to this senior centre to overcome my loneliness. - Mr Deepak Basu (Great Times Club)
I was just raw and now I have learnt to work on a computer with more confidence after taking classes at Samvedna - PC Rawat (Computer Classes at Great Times Club)
Your updates help a lot especially in a pattern with her mood changes. We took her to her doctor yesterday and he too recommended we keep her engaged and your sessions are helping a lot. - Ongmu (Dementia Care)
Good to hear mum is recalling a lot of memories that she was earlier unable to articulate. She seems much more self aware now as well. Thanks - Vijay Verghese (Dementia Care)