Activities for Seniors in Houston: Braintenance Seminar, a New Treemont Activity
The Treemont Activity Department launched a new activity on May 2nd called “Braintenance" that promotes brain-building exercises based on the techniques of Dr. Louise Hayes who presents monthly during our Healthy Hints, Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Dr. Hayes has had pretty incredible results employing these techniques with affected infants (who were given up or most), stroke victims, traumatic brain injury patients, dementia patients and patients with behavioral issues.
With Dr. Hayes’ permission, Activity Director Aimee Dubuisson will present a weekly activity for seniors in Houston Braintenance class that presents the doctor’s techniques, provide handouts of the exercises to the residents and then tracks the resident’s progress. Aimee says, “This has been Dr. Hayes life's work and I know there are clinical studies (aside from hers) that prove these techniques work. I don't know to what extent, but we're about to find out.” If it restores balance to those who continually fall, if it helps the negative and aggressive behaviors that can occur at times among senior residents, Aimee says she will call it a success. The purpose of the class is to (1) Enrich the activity schedule and (2) Offer hope (and perhaps help) for those who are affected by serious maladies.
Join us for Dr. Hayes next talk on Wednesday, May 18th at Treemont’s “Healthy Hint” seminar on “Brain Growth, Anger and Aggresion.”