For New Members

When you first hear the words “you have dementia,” it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. You may get advice from your neurologist, primary care physician or other healthcare professionals, and possibly from family and friends. It’s difficult to know how to start this journey.

We can help.

Attending to the whole person

Alumia is a place for learning, growth, and interaction. Membership includes art, music, nutrition, movement and brain-training activities that attend to the whole person while stimulating many types of cognitive function. Our daily therapies are based on a robust combination of science and best practices focused on four domains: movement, cognition, nutrition & socialization.

Immerse yourself in an environment of learning and movement.

Engage in art, music, and brain training therapies.

Nourish yourself with meals based on the MIND Diet and menus created by renowned Chef Daniel Asher.

Social interaction happens daily with fellow Members and our specially-trained attendants and therapists.

Our Campus

Our modern 15,000-sq-ft campus is located near I-25 and Dry Creek Road in south Denver. Specialized spaces for therapies, relaxation, and meals are supported by specially trained staff and therapists for an organized, therapeutic day. The Alumia Institute campus accommodates up to 75 daily Members in 5 cohorts of 15 Members each.

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The Kynemics Program

The Kynemics program provides cognitive therapies, assessments, and insights for our Members and their families.

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

Members participate in group physical activity therapies everyday. Movement therapies 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 therapies that can be done at home.
Members participate in group cognitive therapies and individual BrainHQ therapies everyday. Cognitive therapies focus on stimulating cognitive function. They include geo puzzles, serious games, trivia, and computer-based therapies 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 designed by renowned chef Daniel Asher. 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.
Members benefit from daily interaction with other Members and Alumia staff. 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 therapies and reading and relaxing in the Living Room.

Enrollment

We begin with an in-person meeting and an initial screening to ensure that each person is an appropriate candidate for our services. 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 therapies that can be applied on our campus and at home.

Curriculum

The curriculum is based on scientific research and is informed by ongoing assessments—as your needs change, so does your curriculum. Daily sessions focus on movement, cognition, music and art.

Let’s start here

Alumia’s enrollment process has been designed to assure that prospective Members are appropriate candidates for Alumia’s services and that Alumia can provide for the Member’s care needs. Our 4 step enrollment process includes:

  1. An introductory meeting
  2. Enrollment application
  3. Cognitive assessments
  4. Meet your fellow cohort Members and get started!

Complete the form below to send us your New Member Inquiry.

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