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Earlier this week Together Senior Health was featured in Alzheimer's News Today! See a brief excerpt below as well as a link to the article.
When Dave Elliott was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in 2018, many services weren’t available to him and his wife, Susan.
Mild cognitive impairment is an early stage of losing memory or other cognitive abilities, such as language or visual/spatial perception.
The COVID-19 pandemic made it even more difficult for Elliott to find the help he needed to manage his condition. The couple couldn’t get a doctor appointment during the pandemic, and when they were finally able to secure one, it wasn’t at a convenient time for the 82-year-old Elliott.
“Unfortunately, the area that we are in, we got no attention,” said Elliott, who lives in Oakland, California. “I feel like Alzheimer’s is really weak in many areas.”
Before that, though, in 2019, the couple discovered an online movement class called Moving Together, designed for people with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. The program seemed to help slow Elliott’s disease progression, providing him opportunities to interact with people and form relationships while practicing repetitive movements that are vital for his daily living.