Members & Families

Members spend their day at Alumia Institute’s campus participating in daily classes, socialization, and nutrition. We specialize in helping those with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.

Members have the opportunity to:

Gain new experiences and have fun in a structured environment.

Enjoy meals based on the MIND Diet made from scratch by our in-house chef.

Meet new people and interact socially with staff and other Members.

Relax with music and a selection of reading materials in the Alumia Library.

Families

We know it’s challenging to evaluate all of the options to support the healthy aging process for your spouse or parent, but we’re here to help.

We provide education classes, support groups, and events to provide practical information on healthy aging.

Schedule a tour to learn more about Alumia or attend one of our many events.

Testimonials from Alumia Families

We just love the program. Bob is stimulated and happy there, therefore I am happy. Thank you so much.

Spouse of Alumia Member (name changed for privacy)

Mom is a different person since coming to Alumia. I have seen such positive changes in her.

Daughter of Alumia Member

I don’t know what took us so long to decide to come to Alumia. He looks forward to coming every week and it’s the best thing ever.

Spouse of Alumia Member

The Kynemics program addresses four domains—Physical, Cognitive, Nutrition, and Social—stimulating cognitive function through a personalized program with our specialty-trained attendants and therapists.

Members participate in group physical activities every day. Movement activities focus on cardiovascular, strength training, and relaxation exercises such as Tai Chi, resistance training, and yoga. They are aimed at building or maintaining muscle strength and balance, increasing circulation, encouraging a good night’s sleep, and improving confidence and mood. Members are also given movement activities that can be done at home.
Members participate in group cognitive activities and individual BrainHQ therapies every day. Cognitive activities focus on stimulating cognitive function. They include geo puzzles, serious games, trivia, and computer-based activities from BrainHQ, a brain-training system based on 30 years of research in neurological science and related medicine and designed by an international team of neuroscientists.
Members enjoy prepared foods that follow the MIND diet and are made from scratch by our in-house chef. The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet (MIND diet) was developed by a team at Rush University Medical Center. It emphasizes fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes, and includes recommendations for specific foods, like leafy greens and berries, that have been scientifically shown to slow cognitive decline. Additional testing has shown that the level of adherence to the MIND diet also impacts the diet’s neuro-protective effects.
Members benefit from daily interaction with other Members. Social interaction can reduce feelings of isolation and improve overall well-being. Members are a part of a cohort—engaging with other Members while participating in activities and reading and relaxing in the Living Room.

Enrollment

We begin with an in-person meeting and initial screening to ensure that each person is an appropriate candidate. Enrollment application includes a series of cognitive assessments. These first steps are vital to helping us understand the individual needs of each Member.

Reports & Insights

Each month, Members and their families receive reports that include cognitive insights and staff recommendations for activities that can be applied on our campus and at home.

Curriculum

The curriculum is based on scientific research and is informed by ongoing assessments. Daily classes focus on movement, cognition, music, and art.