The Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care and Active Ageing Centre at RT Nagar was initiated with the sole aim to promote a healthy lifestyle in elders in a safe, friendly and fun-filled environment. With scientifically designed programs, this centre is modelled on the Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing at JP Nagar.
A wide range of activities including physical, cognitive and social activities are offered here. All members are assessed initially – the assessment decides the type of activities they can do and helps track their improvement. These tests are repeated every three months to follow up and check on the improvement in the members in a scientific manner.
Benefits of this Active Ageing program include significant decrease in blood glucose level, stabilized blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and considerable improvement in cognitive skills. Overall, members have reported significant improvement in their quality of life and reduction in various cardiovascular risk factors.
Long term participation in these activities is expected to bring a lifestyle change, enhance the sense of well-being, decrease the risk of dementia and promote a better quality of life.
The program is scientifically conducted and is based on a research study in the UK called ThinkingFit.
Services offered at the centre:
1. Active ageing programs - 2 hours of physical, cognitive and social activities every alternative day
> Physical activities include gym and yoga
> Cognitive activities both iPad and paper pencil based
> Social group based activities
> Social gatherings and celebrations
> Talks by experts
2. Day care services – for elders including those with Parkinson’s and dementia
> Memory screening
> Day care – with nutritious mid-day meals and snacks
> Therapeutic intervention - orientation therapy, occupational therapy, yoga, intensive physical exercises, cognitive activities and social activities
> Physiotherapy – special attention to Persons with Parkinson’s
> Support to family caregivers – through monthly support group meetings
> Transport facilities – pick up and drop
Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care and Active Ageing Centre has qualified Psychologists to assess your loved ones and check for memory related issues
We provide Day Care for persons with Dementia, Stroke and other disorders in a safe and homely environment.
We run a structured, research-based Active Ageing Program to help elders remain active and fit as they age.
To enhance the quality of life and general wellness.
The Centre offers a comprehensive program based on “ThinkingFit” study conducted in UK. These activities not only reduce the risk of dementia but also contribute in keeping vascular risk factors under control and allow ageing with maximum benefits. The activities of the Centre will be guided by trained instructors and is tailored to meet each person’s needs.
As technical partners, they have helped in planning and structuring the different activities. They have trained our staff and are overseeing and monitoring the quality of services offered.
As part of the customized Active Ageing Program you are required to be at the Centre as per the schedule for three days a week spending about 2 hours per day at a fixed time.
Yes, these activities are available for both men and women.
There is no requirement for you to change your medication regime. You should NOT stop taking any of your medication without discussing it with your doctor.