Utilizing the latest research in positive psychology and cognitive health, we designed The Memory Spa to support optimistic thinking and mental well being. We create a positive and healthful environment that allows participants to be at their best while enjoying a vigorous and engaged lifestyle.
Every case of memory loss, cognitive impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer’s is unique, even from day to day. We understand these challenges well and are prepared to help our members flourish, no matter where they are in their journey.
Our programming is inspired by the PERMA framework designed by Dr. Martin Siegelman. Let’s take a look at each of the building blocks and see how they contribute to happiness and flourishing at The Memory Spa.
Thinking positively can be difficult for those living with cognitive impairment because their future is uncertain and they are often marginalized. We provide mindfulness classes, tools for independent living, and goal setting exercises, along with a cheerful and welcoming space to promote positivity.
Being immersed in meaningful activities is an essential component of happiness. We leverage evidence based structured game play and self-guided cognitive rejuvenation, supported by mindfulness practice, to create engagement for our members.
Humans are social animals, and relationships are one of the most important parts of life. Memory loss can be a very isolating experience. We strive to give families the tools they need to live with their loved ones who suffer cognitive impairment. Our programming also encourages members to reminisce about past relationships and form new ones within our community.
Lives need a purpose, whether gained through personal reflection, spiritual experience, or as part of a larger whole. Our culture typically fails to provide roles for the elderly where their lives can retain meaning, and this is especially true with memory loss and cognitive impairment. We work with our members to set goals for their own lives while also working with families to creating meaning and purpose at home.
Having purpose and goals must be accompanied by a sense of accomplishment, of attaining those goals and fulfilling one’s purpose. Those with memory loss are often seen as being unable of following through to do this. Our routines provide daily opportunities for small but meaningful accomplishments. Furthermore, every elderly person has a lifetime full of accomplishment to reflect on, and we encourage them to do so.