While only your doctor can tell you what is right for you, we urge you to learn more about the potential benefits of day programs such as the one we offer at SAGE.
Research on behavioral and psychological predictors of nursing home placement among individuals receiving community-based care found that interventions aimed at improving or maintaining physical or cognitive functioning, such as those implemented at Spend-A-Day, may have a significant impact on delaying nursing home placement.
The following links might be of interest to you as you consider adult day programming for your loved one. They are not intended to be medical advice or recommendations. We recommend that you speak to your physician to decide what is right for you.
- Mental Activity May Keep Older Brains Healthy
“Simple mental activity such as reading, writing, playing games and doing puzzles may protect brain health in old age, according to a new study“ — Radiological Society of North America
- Mental Stimulation Slows Alzheimer’s Progression
A new review of the scientific research shows that puzzles, games and other mentally challenging tasks may indeed be beneficial for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s — Fisher Center For Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
- Adult day centers offer benefits to both caregivers and people with dementia
Adult day centers offer people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias the opportunity to be social and to participate in activities in a safe environment — Alzheimer’s Association
- Adult day services can be an important part of a care plan for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
This activity can improve quality of life for the person with the disease by providing a safe and stimulating environment, and for you by giving you respite — Care CrossRoads (The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Online Community of Care)
- Adult Day Care Services Offer Many Benefits
Family caregivers were extremely positive when evaluating the adult day care programs. They reported that their relatives enjoyed the social interaction, the physical activities and cognitive stimulation — AdultDayCare.org