Looking for support of the independence, wellbeing and function of people living with dementia?
Enhance is a nurse practitioner led clinic aiming to support the independence, wellbeing and function of people living with dementia.
Enhance, provides support and programs to people living with dementia and their carers to compliment the services already provided by Geriatricians and GPs. Programs include cognitive simulation, art therapy, music therapy, yoga, and exercise. Enhance will also provide individualised care plans, assistance with navigating the aged care system, behaviour assessment, carer support and, advance care planning.
Medicine in Motion Health Group are proud to contribute to the research into enhancing the wellbeing of people and their families living with Dementia. Our team of Exercise Physiologists will be visiting the Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute at The University of Wollongong to conduct exercise therapy sessions for participants of the Enhance Clinic.
Physical exercise should be continued for as long as possible for people with dementia, as it has been found to have several benefits. It can help prevent muscle weakness, mobility problems and other health complications associated with inactivity. It can help promote a normal day-night routine, improve mood, and increase social participation.
Exercise also plays a part in reducing stress and depression, which are commonly experienced by people with dementia. An exercise program incorporated into a person’s lifestyle in the early stages of dementia is more likely to be maintained as the condition progresses, extending the benefits to health and well-being for as long as possible.
Programs include cognitive simulation, art therapy, music therapy, yoga, and exercise.
Before enrolling in the exercise program, participants must conduct an initial consultation with leading Researcher and Nurse Practitioner, Amy Montgomery:
For those who have seen Amy and are ready to consult with an Exercise Physiologist, please call us on 02 42085129 or book online below.