Frequently Asked Questions
Are these activities designed for just the individual with cognitive impairment?
No, they're designed for both care partners. You'll find help to adapt each activity to a variety of abilities.
How adaptable are the activities?
Each week, you'll find a different activity. Inside each module, you'll find a step-by-step guide, along with an adaptations guide to help you meet different abilities and suggestions for how to adapt the activity to make it easier or more difficult.
We're not really artistic, what kinds of activities are included?
The INSPIRE activities engage different areas of cognitive abilities. So, you'll find activities based language, art, sports, science and general knowledge. Since we all have come with different interests and areas of expertise, we anticipate that you will find that *most* of the modules interesting.
How will we know these activities are for us?
I've designed these activities to increase engagement and stimulation at home, specifically for individuals who live with their care partner or for an individual whose care partner is in face-to-face video contact with them, such as an adult child living at a distance.
These activities focus on cognitive ability are meant to reduce dementia symptoms. They are best done regularly, even scheduled into the day. They are tools to increase cognitive stimulation and creativity; while they reduce boredom, anxiety and agitation.
I don't want to commit to the course until I know whether it's right for us. If it's not a good match, will you offer a refund?
You'll find the first two weeks are offered for free so you can get a sense of whether the materials are right for you. We aim to offer the course at a very reasonable rate and believe strongly in our offering, so we do not offer a refund. We do offer personal assistance, so you can find the right adaptations for you and your care partner.