Connections: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care in Denver, CO
We've Navigated Memory Loss, Too.
Pegasus Senior Living’s Connections program is a research-based memory care program designed to help residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia in Denver. The program provides a secure and stimulating environment. A dedicated team provides different activities for seniors with cognitive decline to meet their specific needs.
We understand the time, effort, and emotional toll caregiving can take on a family. If your loved one’s care needs are beyond your abilities, Belleview Suites at DTC may be able to help.
Dr. Sandra Petersen’s Connections program sets our Alzheimer’s care in Denver apart. Our memory loss team includes dementia care specialists and Connections Academy graduates who provide exercise for the brain and body. Personalized care and intentional programming make a difference.
Connect - Move - Learn
The Connect, Move, Learn sequence is how our memory care community promotes neuroplasticity. The brain can continue producing healthy brain cells at any level of care. Learn how residents find their daily purpose by staying engaged socially, physically, and mentally.
Research-Backed Music Therapy for Dementia
Dr. Petersen is not our only memory care expert providing data-based therapies to our community. We partner with scientifically proven activities like SingFit to promote brain plasticity and overall enjoyment. We proudly offer music therapy to ignite memories, encourage movement, and unite residents.
More than ten years ago, a stroke made her unable to use the left side of her body and communicate effectively. She even had trouble completing a sentence.
“The whole experience gave me not only sympathy, but empathy for those that struggle with cognitive decline,” says Dr. Petersen.
With a brain health specialist’s assistance, she used different methods to rebuild neural pathways, such as learning Spanish and ballroom dancing.
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“I wondered whether the same principles that helped me, like connecting through emotion, moving, and learning new information, could work to stimulate the brain of someone with cognitive impairment.”
Connections Explained: A Comforting Home
Moving to assisted living or a memory care unit can be difficult for older adults. Our program is working to remove the fear of the unknown and welcome residents home to independence. Senior care has been a personal and professional mission for Dr. Sandra Petersen for over three decades. Her practice focuses on neuroscience and the power of rewiring the brain despite Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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