Alumnia Institute Launches, Offering Groundbreaking Early Stages Dementia Therapies and Assessments
DENVER, CO–Alumia Institute, bringing current research and best practices together to create a brain-centered experience in a social setting for people living with the early stages of dementia, today announced they have opened their doors to members.
Alumia Institute, a 15,000-sq-ft campus in Denver, was founded on the research-supported belief that those in the early stages of dementia can challenge the pace of cognitive decline by engaging with daily therapies across movement, cognition, nutrition and socialization. The backbone of Alumia Institute is its exclusive Kynemics program which provides cognitive therapies, assessments, and insights for members and their families.
The Kynemics program was developed by the Alumia Institute and addresses four domains—physical, cognitive, nutrition, and social—stimulating cognitive function through a personalized program with therapists and specially-trained attendants. Kynemics is based on the latest research, including the 2015 study “The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability” (FINGER) which concluded that it may be possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multidomain intervention among older at-risk individuals.
“We want to change the dialogue on dementia,” said Jake Rost, COO at Alumia Institute. “Alumia offers a unique solution in that we provide the place, the therapies, and the insights. We are excited to open our first campus and look forward to providing impactful dementia therapies here in Denver, and additional regions in the future.”
“Every journey with dementia is different and we understand that,” said Kathi Miracle, Executive Director at Alumia Institute. “Our therapists and specially trained attendants provide each member with a personalized experience that is customized to the needs of the individual. Assessments are ongoing and the program is dynamic – as our members’ needs change so do their therapies. We are here to help guide, support and educate our members and their families.”
The Alumia Institute campus is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. with Kynemics therapies provided from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., including snacks and meals. The campus environment allows members to remain living at home or in their independent living community. In addition to daily therapies, socialization and nutrition, Kynemics provides assessments and insights for members and their families. Routine evaluations are a combination of industry-standard assessments, proprietary cognitive software and campus observations by specially trained staff.
Additionally, members at Alumia will benefit from a nutritional plan devised by renowned chef Daniel Asher (Root Down, Linger, River and Woods) and is based on the 2015 MIND Diet study (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) as well as the most compelling findings in the diet-dementia field.
Alumia Institute is located at 9800 East Geddes Avenue in Englewood, CO.