It is estimated that 5,000,000 Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, seniors age 85 and older have a 50% chance of developing Alzheimer’s. Although there is no known cure for the disease at this time, there are promising therapies that can slow down, and in some cases temporarily reverse, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. One such therapy is the Ashby Memory Method™ or AMM. Living at Home Care SeniorCare is an exclusive home care provider of AMM in Southern New Hampshire.
AMM is a structured program of cognitive exercises that incorporates each person’s unique life story in a profoundly personal and meaningful way. The goal of AMM is to stimulate and reinforce existing memories before they are lost to the progression of Alzheimer’s.
How Does AMM Work?
With structured, repeated practice of cognitively stimulating activities and interactions designed to tap into memories of personally relevant events experienced in each person’s past, we stimulate recall of events and information, and in the process improve and maintain cognitive functioning.
The Benefits of AMM
The Ashby Memory Method exercises help stimulate the brain, thereby contributing to an individual’s ability to:
- Perform ADLs (activities of daily living) more independently
- Remain connected and engaged for a longer period of time
- Refresh confidence and social skills
AMM is most effective when treatment begins in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. It has also proven helpful to those recovering from a stroke.
For more information about AMM, please contact Frank Belfsky at (603) 546-6060.