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The Kynemics Program

Our Kynemics program addresses four domains—Physical, Cognitive, Nutrition, and Social—stimulating cognitive function through research-supported activities, classes, and opportunities with our specially-trained staff.

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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.

Resources & Best Practices

Every element of our program has been researched to provide the latest activities and assessment methods. We provide summaries of this research and access to additional studies in our Insights Book for Members and their families. Below are a few articles referenced in our Insights Book.

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October 15, 2018 in Trials & Studies

The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Study

Findings suggest that the MIND diet substantially slows cognitive decline with age. The difference in decline rates for being in the top tertile versus the lowest was equivalent to being…
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October 12, 2018 in Trials & Studies, Uncategorized

Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) Study Report by ARFP

A two-year intervention of diet, exercise, and cognitive training, is the first large randomized controlled trial showing that it is possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multidomain intervention among older…
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Process

Discovery

We know each individual is different. We evaluate the potential benefit of our Kynemics program for your patients through an initial discovery meeting and a visit to our campus.

Enrollment

Alumia’s streamlined enrollment process includes pre-screening and cognitive assessments to ensure that your patients are appropriate candidates for Alumia’s services and that we can provide for their needs.

Assessments

We provide assessments upon enrollment, monthly, and quarterly for each Member. They are a combination of industry-standard assessments, proprietary cognitive evaluation software, and Alumia Staff observations.

Curriculum

Our multi-modal curriculum consists of a daily rotation of art, music, movement, education, and brain training classes during the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Nutritious meals based on the MIND Diet are provided.