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
"My mother doesn't like to meet people. She is anti-social. When she meets people she says on their face "kyu aa gaye hai ye, mere ko abate nazi karni hai." And when she comes to Samvedna, she likes dressing up, something she always liked to do and is happy. On the way she always says the same thing - "kitna traffic hai" - she notices and is not zoned out. She comes here and she talks to everyone, she smiles, which is a big achievement for me. As you know dementia is a progressive disease, so we can work on delaying it as much as possible. I think keeping her happy and some mental interaction is good. And I am happy I am bringing her here, talking to her, which otherwise at home she just shuts down. She says at home TV dekho, here she talks." - Sabina Jaisinghani
"Let me take this opportunity to thank you and your efficient team for the wonderful work being done for dementia patients. My father, Mr K. L. Jawarani is benefiting immensely from the therapy. In fact, the tri-weekly sessions at Samvedna are the most keenly awaited highlights of his daily routine." - Nitesh, Mr Jawarani's son
When my father was diagnosed with dementia, I didn't really know too much about the disease. The I found this place and my dad has been coming here for the last one month and I really find a good change in him, he has started looking forward to coming here. I am very happy. - Sangeeta Srivastava