Our Neuro Exercise Specialists undergo specialized training and certification programs to fully understand the unique complexities that may affect our clients with neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We are continually learning, collaborating and developing the most innovative, fun and impactful exercise programs backed by the latest evidence-based research. This also helps us ensure our programs pick up where therapy leaves off. Additionally, our Specialists take the time to understand each client’s goals, preferences and limitations and work collaboratively with them and their families to develop exercise programs that are both effective and enjoyable.
Dementia Exercise Program Highlights
Did you know …
Recent research suggests that exercise may enhance the effect of certain hormones secreted by muscles during exercise to help preserve cognitive function. Our exercise programs for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are designed to improve and preserve mood, mobility, independence and cognitive function through a combination of cardiovascular endurance and strength exercises. We also integrate cognitive multitasking and executive functioning drills to help with recall and daily activities.
What to Expect from Our Dementia Exercise Programs
Some common goals for individuals who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease that Movement Revolution may help you work on include:
Maximizing and sustaining physical and cognitive abilities
Maintaining or improving coordination, stamina, balance and strength
Improving mood and quality of life
Frequently Asked Questions
Research shows that regular cardiovascular exercise and novel exercise modalities such as boxing, dance, yoga or gentle sports promote brain health and may enhance cognition. We utilize these methods in every program for our clients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Stress management is also very important for symptom management. It’s important that we understand the determinants of stress for our clients and find the proper techniques to help them reduce their stress through exercise.
The best way to find what’s best for you is to meet with one of our Neuro Exercise Specialists for a comprehensive exercise assessment. This 90-minute discovery session helps us learn all we can about you, what you like to do, how you move and how we can make it better with exercise. The assessment includes gait training analysis, posture screening, multi-tasking, functional mobility and strength assessments, balance screenings and a thorough discussion about what your daily life with Alzheimer’s and dementia currently looks like.
Following the assessment, one of our coaches will develop your personalized exercise routine. The routine will be built around your specific areas of need, your goals and the most recent peer-reviewed research.
All programs are tailored to your current ability level and goals. Especially with our clients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, exercises are structured to progress at a rate suitable to current physical and cognitive abilities. We progress slowly until we learn more about what your body and symptoms can handle.
We understand this can be a financial investment, but we believe strongly in the ability of our Neuro Exercise Specialists. We build programs that show our clients progress that genuinely helps them live stronger each day. These beliefs are supported by our numerous client testimonials and years of experience and expertise in the neuro-exercise field.
When programmed properly, exercise can help you manage your symptoms better each day and will not worsen your condition. Properly programmed exercise itself will not make your condition worse. If we see any regression in ability, we will coordinate with your neurologist and physical therapist to ensure proper measures are taken.
Everyone is different, which is why we require all clients to gain medical clearance from their physician before exercising. This helps us understand their current medical status and helps to determine how far they can push themselves. Recent research indicates that vigorous exercise can help shift cognitive decline. It’s important to build a progressive program suitable to your current ability level and increase intensity and duration over time.
We always recommend that people remain active outside any class or guided one-on-one personal training sessions. Your guided exercise with a professional should focus on challenging exercises you cannot do on your own. Your independent exercise can consist of general mobility and cardiovascular exercise.
Exercise has been shown to help improve multiple aspects of health, including slow cognitive decline. However, further research needs to be done to show direct efficacy for slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
No, exercise cannot be a substitute for your medication. We strongly suggest working with your neurologist and other physicians on your team to optimize your medications. When you optimize your symptoms, this also helps you maximize the impact of your exercise routine.
Movement Revolution will help you understand your current condition and how exercise can help you maximize your daily abilities. Our team of Neuro Exercise Specialists and client communities are all here to rally around you and help you live stronger every day.
Your Roadmap to Living Stronger
When you become a part of Movement Revolution, you begin with a comprehensive movement evaluation utilizing the latest tools and technology. Each assessment is unique to your diagnosis and is used to establish your personal goals, objectives, and desired physical outcomes.
Want to connect with us, or request an assessment? Complete the form below, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly!