Cognitive Care for Seniors
through meaningful activities,
conversation and relaxation techniques

HAVRUTA FOR ELDERS

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Homebound Seniors

HAVRUTA one-on-one sessions

are recommended for homebound seniors

facing physical, emotional and/or cognitive challenges.

 Our personally tailored activities

 address cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

 The activities stimulate cognitive skills,

 And reveal dormant interests,

with the aim of slowing down the loss of abilities

and helping in their conservation.

The sessions strengthen self-esteem,

And restore dignity and a sense of meaning in life.
 They affect the older person's vitality and optimism,
and renew the will to face the challenges of life and old age.

 

The format of HAVRUTA FOR ELDERS sessions is inspired

by the Jewish studying model of "Havruta",

 which combines study and friendship.

The sessions include meaningful activities, conversations

And practice of relaxation and concentration techniques.

Through the course of the sessions 

a reciprocal, supportive, warm, honest

 and laughter-filled relationship is formed.

People With Dementia

'Havruta' offers sessions designed for people with dementia

[pre-clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
and first to second stage of dementia]

Dementia affects five domains:
Cognitive, Functional, Psychiatric, Behavioral, Physical.

Loss of abilities causes people with dementia

 to withdraw and avoid activities and social interaction.

Withdrawal and avoidance create

 boredom, social isolation and stress,

leading to accelerated deterioration on all levels.

As of today there is no cure for dementia.

However, Person-centered care

can ease the suffering of people with dementia

and slow the progression of the disease.

'Havruta' personally tailored sessions incorporate:

Cognitive stimulation

Meaningful activities which generate involvement, satisfaction, interest, self-worth, purpose and enjoyment.

Conversation

Building trust and creating a personal, safe, sincere, validating, supportive, enabling and motivating relationship

Relaxation Techniques

Specialized techniques (including meditation, yoga, massage) to comfort and ease physical and mental pain.

 
Family and Caregivers

The blessing of longevity

often presents challenges to all involved.

Members of the "sandwich generation"

find themselves in the middle,

caught between the needs of children 

(and grandchildren) on the one hand,

and the needs of their aging parents on the other

 (not to mention commitments to

spouse, home, work and community).

Even when all three generations act with

understanding, concern and cooperation,

gaps may appear 

between the will, and the ability,

to give to the older parent.

 

The daily care for a person with

physical, mental and\or cognitive impairment

can be very demanding.

Often the caregivers are completely immersed in

the physical, technical and bureaucratic needs.

'Havruta' sessions address emotional, intellectual,

spiritual and social needs of the older parent.

People who care for a family member with dementia

are often prone to neglecting their own needs.

They are at risk for adverse effects on their physical and mental health

 (Caregiver Stress Syndrome).

HAVRUTA provides guidance and support sessions

for the family (and other caregivers).

These sessions assist all involved

in identifying and facing the challenges

presented by the onset of dementia.

 
For further information,
resume or recommendations:
02-6792651   050-6300827
Rachel Kleinberger

Developer of HAVRUTA FOR ELDERS

18 years of experience working with seniors

12 years of developing unique methods for working with the aged

Developer of the KIRVA Inter-generational Education Program