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Cognitive Therapeutics Method

Cognitive Therapeutics EducationCognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) is a cognitive stimulation program which supports mental sharpness, a key factor in a satisfying and well-lived life.  Created by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, formerly of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and now working with Home Care Assistance at our Palo Alto, Ca. headquarters, CTM is based on cutting-edge scientific research on slowing the progression of mental decline in older adults.

Key Benefits of CTM:

  • An activity-based cognitive intervention program designed to delay the onset of and the progression of dementia symptoms; specifically does not rely on medications which may have unintended side-effects
  • Includes activities targeting the five primary cognitive domains: Executive Function, Memory, Visual-Spatial Perception, Attention, and Language, as well as some non-cognitive domains which affect a person’s quality of life
  • Can be tailored to the abilities and needs of each individual, on a spectrum of complete cognitive capability to more severe symptoms of dementia
  • Enjoyable activities which enable participants to exercise cognitive abilities, such as reasoning; not a series of tests with scored answers
  • Conducted one-on-one, in the comfort of a client’s home, where function is likely to be the highest
  • Available exclusively to our clients and is conducted by specially trained and equipped caregivers

Two Ways to Benefit from CTM:

Home Care and CTM

  • Specially trained Home Care Assistance caregivers engage clients in these mentally stimulating exercises as an addition to providing our home care services of cooking, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, driving to errands, etc.
  • CTM is woven into the course of the day over two to three periods, allowing the client the opportunity to participate in other activities, such as an enjoyable meal with the caregiver, light exercise or social time with friends.

CTM Intervention Program

  • Created for clients who do not need assistance with activities of daily living
  • Conducted in the client’s home by a trained specialist
  • This program encompasses a wider variety of activities, addressing not only cognition, but also coping strategies, sensory engagement, social skills, recreation, exercise and diet
  • Is structured in a weekly routine with hours typically ranging from 3 to 10 hours per week, depending on client needs

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