Svayus – “Memories of yesterday to function today ™”
Our Cognitive Therapy program is designed to stimulate, build and strengthen the building blocks (seven learning areas) to excite and awaken the already existing/trapped memories through a series of activities and exercises to work and apply them in various real life applications necessary to enable one to function at their maximum ability and to experience and enjoy a purposeful and a meaningful relationship with their peers, friends and families.
People are not with us to quietly fade from the society, but come to us to live a dignified life. We know that the human spirit glows until we take our last breath. Central to our mission is connecting our people with the natural elements that they are exposed and familiar with since birth and ensuring a structured routine life filled with positive meaningful stimulations from their immediate surrounding environment. When we stop nurturing the human spirit through meaningful connection, we hasten decline.
Svayus is more than just a program; it is a life style that facilitates positive interactions and direct contact with simulated nature to increase mental health and psychological and spiritual development. It utilizes an ecological understanding of perception as its foundation and basis- the notion that perception is a requisite property of animate action; that without perception action would be unguided, and without action perception would serve no purpose. (Gibson, 1979). Svayus uses all five traditionally recognized five human senses of sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception) to constitute, modify and direct human’s behavior, attitude and posture.
Happiness comes from discovering who God made us to be, discovering the power he has given us, and putting that power to work for the overall benefit of others.
Jean Makesh (CEO, The Lantern) talks about the importance of understanding the personality of an individual with Alzheimer’s.
Jean Makesh (CEO) talks about the thought process of a client with Alzheimer’s, and how important it is for them to find the right facility to take care of their needs.
Jean Makesh (CEO) talks about how everyone wants a “great experience”, and how it is vital to not compromise a “great experience” for those with Alzheimer’s.
Jean Makesh (CEO) talks about the importance of caregivers and how they treat those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.