Our Programs

Fit Minds Programs are based on cognitive stimulation therapy research.

Cognitive stimulation therapy has been shown to be as effective as many dementia drugs. It is an effective option for early intervention and improves quality of life for individuals suffering from dementia.

The Fit Minds Programs focus on exercising key areas of cognition while having fun. Meaningful interactions build and support relationships between the participants and the coach.

We have three programs available for professionals to use. Choose the one that fits your situation best.

Interact Individual Program – Person-Centred Care

The Interact® Individual program is a customized and personalized CST program. Delivered one-on-one by certified cognitive coaches, the program focuses on individual needs.

Each dynamic session builds on the previous session. A session includes exercises in five key areas of cognition.

This Fit Minds program:

  • promotes brain health in both healthy people and people with dementia,
  • is tailored to individual’s level of cognition,
  • draws from a database of 2500+ cognitive exercises,
  • provides a positive environment that adds structure and mental and physical stimulation, and,
  • builds confidence through meaningful engagement

Interested in delivering this program? Apply here to be a cognitive coach.

 

‘The impact Fit Minds has on the quality of life of our clients is quite remarkable.’

– Sheri Cayouette, Vice President Operations, Retire-At-Home

 

Interact Group Program – Build Connections

The Interact® Group program is used by professionals working in assisted living and long term care homes. The program is a group cognitive stimulation therapy program. It provides essential face time for seniors, which is a key element for reducing anxiety and depression.

This Fit Minds program includes:

  • four new sessions per week with exercises in five key areas of cognition (two Empowerment sessions, two Maintenance sessions*),
  • a kit (customized cards, game boards and tote bag); and,
  • ongoing access to training portal.

 

Interested in trying a session? Sign up here and we’ll send you a session to try.

 

‘Helps caregivers to connect and engage … with meaningful interactions that are interesting and stimulating.’

Genese Smith, Fit MindsCognitive Coach

Stay Sharp Group Program – Keep Engaged

Stay Sharp is a social cognitive stimulation therapy program. The program encourages cognitive resilience and better brain fitness for healthy seniors.

This Fit Minds program includes:

  • one new session per week with exercises in five key areas of cognition,
  • a lifestyle challenge every week to encourage good “brain healthy” habits,
  • a kit (customized cards and tote bag); and
  • ongoing access to training portal.

Stay Sharp™ builds community by encouraging human interaction.
Interested in trying a session? Sign up here and we’ll send you a session to try.

‘Fit Minds stands head and shoulders above the rest.’

Caroline Proulx, Chartwell, Regional Lifestyle and Program Manager

 

Choosing the Appropriate Program

 

fit Minds Programs

Fit Minds has provided this scale for a base line to recommend the appropriate program selection. We understand and appreciate that you are the best judge of your residents and we are happy to work with you to find the best fit for your facility.

Want to chat about your needs? Drop us a line here. Email: info@fitminds.ca