Cognitive Empowerment and Assessment
The activities that Aktios provides to people with dementia aim to special goals like socialization, mental empowerment, orientation in person, place and time, adjustment of the residents in the new area, relieving and calming down, exposure to new stimuli and exercise.
- Mental empowerment exercises (simple and complicated)
- Memories recall therapy
- News and current events discussion
- Crosswords and memory games
- Songs and poems
- Physical therapy and Exercise
- Puzzles and board games
- Mental empowerment using computers (the Sociable Programme)
Aktios welcomes you to the magical world of Sociable!
Aktios uses Sociable, an innovatory program of mental empowerment and cognitive training through the use of a touch-screen computer. This program enhances the following cognitive processes:
- Executive functioning
- Mathematic calculations
- Orientation in place and in time
It is used in people with mild cognitive impairment or patients in the first stages of dementia. Participants in this programme are always assisted by Aktios trained personnel.
Exercise and mobilization play an important role in the keep of mobility and self-service of people with dementia as well as in the prevention of accidents caused by falls.
In Aktios, besides the personal programs that we organize, curative teams of exercise and working out are taking place daily. Free use of our equipment is available in specific days and hours for those registered in exercise and physical therapy programs.
Through the Nintendo Digital Console, visitors with dementia can exercise, ski, play bowling, tennis etc in a specifically organized room of Aktios. They can also practice their balance and work out.
Among our equipment, are the following:
- Portable electrotherapy device with TENS
- Portable ultrasound system
- Vigorous exercise bike
- Firming equipment bike
- Parallel bars and staircases
- Wii fit/sports
The neuropsychological evaluation assists in the estimation of the general cognitive ability and functionality of people with dementia. Also, it is the foundation upon which we organise the necessary pharmaceutical or non-pharmaceutical interventions and our service provision. The neuropsychological evaluation also contributes to prognosis and prevention on time. It consists of:
Trained Aktios personnel assesses the cognitive functioning of the person with dementia and their emotional state. With this evaluation different types of dementia may be diagnosed and more focused interventions may be designed and implemented. The assessment instruments that are used (among which are ACE-R, FAB, FAQ, CDT) comprise a valid and reliable part of the cognitive evaluation, which will help us organize a personalized cognitive stimulation program.
Through the assessment of personality traits and emotional state, aspects of psychopathology may be identified which might affect the everyday routine and the quality of life of the person with dementia and their carers. Following that, personalized ways of intervention may be designed and implemented (medication, cognitive stimulation, nursing, organization of daily schedule, socialization and communication, etc.).
Evaluation from a neurologist
Aktios’ Neurologist is available for a personal interview and diagnostical session based on the results of the neuropsychological assessment. The results of this session are necessary to determine the existence or not of dementia, the need for pharmaceutical treatment and the planning of interventions. It will also assist the family in taking the necessary measures to ensure the quality of care and the quality of life of the person with dementia.
Aktios’ Psychosocial Services will provide the dementia screening evaluation as well as the assessment of the emotional for free. However, there is a charge for more detailed cognitive assessment as well as for psychological evaluation.
In order to make an evaluation appointment, you can call Aktios on 210 6515268, 210 6523623, 216 9001034 from 09.00 a.m. to 21.00 p.m. weekdays and weekends.
Other services that Aktios provides:
- Long-term accommodation
- Short-term accommodation
- Day-care centre for elderly people with dementia
- Cognitive stimulation
- Physical therapy and Exercise
- Neuropsychological evaluation
- Personal care services to outpatients (for example bath etc)
- Nursing care and medical attention
- Counselling and family support centre
- Home care services