The Ashby Memory Method™, (AMM) Dementia Intervention Program isn’t just about hope for the future; it’s about making life better today.
When we provide individuals and families with the tools they need to better understand their dementia experience and recognize what can be done to take charge of emerging cognitive symptoms, they see the potential to cultivate resilience and live a fuller life. Personal change and empowerment takes place — for persons living with the disease, as well as caregivers, family and friends. They stop allowing the disease to define who they are and begin to accept as true that a good life is possible even after diagnosis.
Respect, dignity and remaining physically and socially active and engaged are things we all may take for granted. For someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease these vital areas of living are often overwhelmed, causing social withdrawal and isolation which in turn exacerbates physical and cognitive decline for the person while increasing stress and care burden for family and caregivers.
AMM is an evidence based structured program of cognitive exercises and activities designed to reinforce existing neural pathways while stimulating adaptation responses to disease related changes. Years of research into neuroplasticity and learning in patients with early to moderately severe Alzheimer’s symptoms has resulted in a professional use program globally recognized as the gold standard in non-invasive cognitive retention therapy.*
*In FDIP clinical trials more than 70% of program participants/care providers reported improvements in AD-Quality of Life (AD-QoL) scores at 12 months follow up.
AMM has been designed specifically for healthcare professionals who provide eldercare and senior care services. AMM is an easy to implement program that offers measurable benefits for participants, their families, and care providers. The program is neuropsychology based to promote participant self confidence and esteem, greater social interaction with family and community, increased awareness of self, greater enjoyment of activities and positive mood response to surroundings. Developed by a select team of specialist therapists from multiple disciplines including traumatic brain injury rehabilitation it may reduce the need for psychotropic medications (often prescribed for agitation in later stage dementia).
The AMM program is widely used by allied healthcare professionals including occupational, physical and speech therapists as well as psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and psychotherapists. Medicare approved in the United States. Contact us now to learn more about training and certification in the AMM Program today.
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