PERSONAL AUTONOMY PROMOTION SERVICE
MODERATE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT PROGRAMME: COGNITIVE STIMULATION WORKSHOP
Cognitive stimulation encompasses actions aimed at preserving the cognitive abilities for as long as possible, as well as finding ways to compensate for deficits caused by existing cognitive deficiencies.
It is a non-pharmacological therapy meant for the diseased person, which intervenes in the cognitive area and involves the participation of users in activities for the general stimulation of cognitive functions based on the evocation of memories (reminiscence), orientation to reality and information processing.
In the cognitive stimulation workshop, several activities are carried out to stimulate the residual capacities of people with neurodegenerative diseases. These are: reality orientation, physical stimulation, psychomotricity, music therapy, language, memory, perception, attention, reasoning, abstraction, activities of daily living, reminiscence, orientation and praxis processes, calculation, creative and plastic activities, etc.
MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT PROGRAM: TRAIN YOUR MIND WORKSHOP
Train your mind is a workshop created specifically for people with mild cognitive impairment.
Dementia can be defined as the loss of previously normal mental functions. There is no single cause of dementia. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but people with cerebrovascular problems, as well as vitamin B deficiency, etc. can also suffer from dementia.
The first symptoms that the patient or the family may notice are problems remembering recent episodes and difficulty performing familiar and habitual tasks. Sometimes, the person may suffer confusion, changes in character, behaviour, deterioration in reasoning, difficulty in language, completing thoughts or carrying out an order. Therefore, the collaboration of the family environment in the detection of these symptoms or problems is of great importance.
The main objective of this workshop is to maintain or delay the deterioration of cognitive abilities for as long as possible, through exercises, practices and specific activities.
- Cognitive functions: memory, language, attention, orientation, etc.
- Basic activities of daily living (ABVD): hygiene, feeding, dressing up, etc.
- Instrumental activities: managing money, using the telephone, asking for help, etc.