AL’Z Club is an innovative weekly session designed for people in early stage Alzheimer’s. At the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, we offer AL’Z Club sessions six days a week. Throughout each session, we encourage our participants to be mentally and socially engaged in a safe and structured environment.
AL'Z Club meets Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
What Types of Activities Are Offered at AL’Z Club
At AL’Z Club, we work to create a stimulating program similar to one you’d find at an adult education center. Each session is hosted in an environment that is accommodating, understanding, and engaging to the needs of those who are experiencing the early stage memory loss. In addition to a long list of cognitive stimulation activities and social activities, we regularly feature engaging guest speakers, such as:
- Museum Docents
- Poets and Authors
AL’Z club centers around activities designed to inspire you loved one to talk and connect with others in the group. We help facilitate this socialization through:
- Art Projects
- Current Events Discussion
- Word Games
- And more
Transportation to AL’Z Club
Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center proudly offers transportation services to its participants to and from the center. We're able to provide door-to-door services for families located in select areas of Nassau County. Designed for optimum accessibility, Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center currently has two wheel-chair accessible vehicles. Our vehicles are driven by Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center dementia-trained drivers, and are accompanied by program staff when needed. Our appropriately trained transportation staff allows us to ensure the highest level of safety for your loved one during their travels.
Why Participate in Early Stage Alzheimer’s Memory Programs?
Today, there are an increasing number of studies suggesting the importance of early stage Alzheimer’s programs like AL'Z Club. One study comes from the Cochrane Library, which is a scientific review board in the United Kingdom. The Cochrane collaboration is considered exceptionally rigorous scientifically because it looked at those already with the disease.
Through the Cochrane study, scientists scrutinized 15 different studies involving 718 women and men with moderate to mild Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. These participants were introduced to a wide range of memory-stimulating and enjoyable activities - similar to the activities conducted at AL’Z Club - such as:
- Word games,
- Discussions of Current Events
- Indoor Gardening
These activities are conducted by professionals who met with small groups of patients with Alzheimer’s disease for twice a week for around 45 minutes. They also encouraged family members to engage with similar thinking activities with their loved ones at home.
The researchers discovered mental stimulation scores improved on thinking tests and memory tests for those who suffered from dementia. The improvements equated to a six to nine month delay in the worsening of the symptoms.
Some studies discovered patients who engaged in such activities experienced an overall better quality of life and increased feelings of well-being. These same patients demonstrated bolstered communication skills and social interactions with those around them.
Our early stage Alzheimer’s program like AL’Z Club are designed to stimulate your loved one in a safe and supportive environment. We regularly play brain and memory games to help extend their cognitive abilities. Most importantly, your loved one will be surrounded by others who also share similarities, so strong social bonds are encouraged are regularly formed.
Contact Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center
At Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center, we offer three decades of creating innovative programs designed to help families facing Alzheimer’s challenges. All of our programs are engineered based on years of research. We conduct our programs and sessions in a structured and safe environment to foster independence, growth, and development.
Give us a call at (516) 767-6856 to learn more about AL’Z Club, transportation, or any other program.