Neurological Rehab

Neurological Rehab

Being part of a group of people recovering from or mitigating the side effects of a Movement Disorder can help create a community of positive movement and enhance quality of life. The YMCA Healthy Living Center’s programs are evidence-based and will help you achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.


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Delay the Disease

Caldwell YMCA, Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
11/7/21 - 12/31/22
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The OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ (DTD) is a unique, community-based PD exercise program that consists of group classes that include brief episodes of high-intensity aerobic work followed by PD-specific task training. Core stability, eccentric strength training, dual-task training, large-amplitude walking, rotational movements, integrated cognitive challenges, fine motor drills, and balance training are incorporated at a challenging level of difficulty for all functional abilities. The program is a structured class of aerobic training followed by task-specific training within a community-based PD-specific group exercise format. Delay the Disease is an evidence-based fitness program, led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.

Delay the Disease is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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For Direct Branch information please contact:

Caldwell YMCA – 208-454-9622: Candy / Downtown YMCA – 208-344-5501: Deric / Tomlinson South YMCA – 208-331-9622: April

 

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/7/21 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
11/07/21 - 12/31/22
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front desk

Movement for Memory

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
10/29/21 - 12/31/22
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Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia, 5.4 million in America, with the most common form being Alzheimer’s disease. It is speculated that this number will almost double every 20 years reaching 75 million by 2030.

Dementia is a serious mental illness characterized by a gradual decline in cognitive function interfering with daily activity and independent living. The risk for developing dementia includes many factors such as genetic predisposition, stroke, head/brain injury, depression, and the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors. While there is no cure for dementia, there are interventions available to help improve the quality of life and functioning. Movement for Memory is specifically designed for early-stage dementia and/or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This table shows changes for the most common types of dementia.

ABILITY POSSIBLE CHANGES DUE TO NORMAL AGEING POSSIBLE CHANGES DUE TO DEMENTIA
Short-term Memory Sometimes forgetting a person’s name or appointment, but remembering it later. Forgetting the names of close friends or family.
Occasionally forgetting something you’re told. Asking for the same information over an over.
Misplacing items from time to time, but retracing your steps to find them. Putting objects in unusual places—for example placing your house keys in the bathroom cabinet.
Planning, Problem-solving & Decision Making Getting less able to juggle multiple tasks, especially when distracted. Having a lot of difficulty concentrating.
Being a bit slower to react or think things through. Getting very confused when planning or thinking things through.
Language Having a bit of trouble finding the right word sometimes. Having frequent problems finding the right word.
Orientation Getting confused about the day or week but figuring it out later. Losing track of the date, season, and passage of time.
Going into a room and forgetting why, but remembering again. Getting lost or not knowing where you are in a familiar place.
Visual Perceptual Skills Vision changes related to changes in the eyes. Problems interpreting visual information. For example, having difficulty judging distances on stairs.
Mood and Behavior Sometimes being weary of work, family, or social obligations. Becoming withdrawn and losing interest in work, socializing, or hobbies.

Physical exercise and brain exercise are critical to prevention efforts. Large reputable studies have shown that a lifestyle-based approach can have a positive impact on brain health and reversal of risk factors for memory loss and dementia. This evidence is demonstrating that physical exercise affects brain plasticity, influencing cognition, and well-being; playing an important role in counteracting normal and pathological aging.

 

For Direct Branch information please contact:

Tomlinson South YMCA – 208-331-9622: April

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/27/21 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/29/21 - 12/31/22
1 hr
Register at
front desk

Rock Steady Boxing

Caldwell YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
1/1/22 - 12/31/22
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Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind program providing a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with Parkinson’s. Exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Training classes include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points while focusing on overall fitness.

Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork, and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At Rock Steady Boxing, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.

 

For Direct Branch information please contact:

Caldwell YMCA – 208-454-9622: Candy / Tomlinson South YMCA – 208-331-9622: April

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/27/21 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Register at
front desk

Wellness Passport

Healthy Living Center
1/1/22 - 12/31/22
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In collaboration with St. Luke’s Neurosciences, Wellness Passport is a small group class for people recovering from and living with neurological injuries such as:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Other Related Conditions

As a participant in this program, you will benefit from:

  • Improved Body Awareness
  • Increased Strength
  • Progressive Exercises to Improve Flexibility & Balance
  • Small Classes for Indivdiualized Adaptation of Exercises

Wellness Passport meets twice a week at the Y-Healthy Living Center.  Questions?  Please contact Mary Biddle-Newberry @ 208-344-5502, ext. 276.

Interested? Inquire here!

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/1/22 12/31/22 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/01/22 - 12/31/22
Y-HLC - Mo,Tu - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register at
front desk