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Early intervention to memory loss.

Our CONNECTIONS program is a holistic, early intervention service that enhances abilities, supports cognitive changes, and creates opportunities for rich and meaningful connections for assisted living residents experiencing early memory loss.  

We focus on diet, exercise, sleep, enhancing the resident environment, reducing pharmacology, maintaining family connections, and being part of a larger community.  We challenge the intellect, remove barriers to engagement, and promote autonomy in a small-group, structured setting with peers who are experiencing a similar situation.   

Taking Charge of Your Cognitive Health

What are the early signs of memory loss?

 Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is quickly becoming a frequent diagnosis for many older adults. It can be a precursor to a more serious cognitive diagnosis later and should not be ignored or dismissed. We created CONNECTIONS to help those living with MCI avail themselves of every opportunity to slow memory loss and forgetfulness. 

CONNECTIONS is for seniors who are exhibiting early signs of memory loss such as: 

  • Losing things often 
  • Forgetting important events 
  • Having trouble making decisions 
  • Becoming easily overwhelmed 
  • Having trouble finding the desired words 
  • Increased confusion  

Check with your individual community for availability. 

Personalized Care Plans 

Our CONNECTIONS Directors work with each resident to personalize their program, offering support where needed and independence where capable.  Thoughtful engagement designed to enrich life and develop a person’s interests are part of the daily routine and is customized depending on the interests of the group.  As early intervention can help slow further decline. Joining a program such as CONNECTIONS before disease progression is key.  To learn more about CONNECTIONS, contact a community for information, availability and a tour. 

Slowing Memory Loss is Possible

Neuroplasticity is the ability to form new connections in the brain.  This can help heal damage from an injury or illness and can also help slow memory loss. Like how physical workouts need to stay varied so your whole body gets well-toned, cognitive workouts need to adapt to improve pathways. You can strengthen these pathways to help slow memory loss by: 

  • Managing health conditions 
  • Getting good sleep 
  • Managing stress 
  • A healthy diet with healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and whole grains 

Building Social and Cognitive Connections

When socially isolated our brain connectivity declines; there are physical changes in brain structure when we don’t stay socially connected.  Social connection also affects sleep patterns, mental health, and mortality.   

Many early brain programs, such as CONNECTIONS, combine social interaction with physical activity and cognitive engagement, building both physical and cognitive connections at the same time.  Along with improving memory, social connection is also demonstrated to reduce stress and feelings of isolation and improve depression. 

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Find Peace of Mind

CONNECTIONS gets in tune with each resident’s wellness needs to create a lifestyle plan that makes your loved one feel energized and confident. 

It offers daily social interaction, activities and educational opportunities where residents have full access to everything our communities offer, as well as activities specifically designed for them. The amenities in the larger community include ENCORE Dining, BACKSTAGE at Cogir and the ARIA Arts Program. 


CONNECTIONS is an uplifting residential community that prioritizes building social, emotional and physical wellness through a diverse symphony of activities. We coordinate intellectually stimulating challenges tailored to your loved one’s capabilities to help with their cognitive health and keep their mind sharp. Because many experts believe MCI has several potential causes, our team takes a holistic, therapeutic approach to programming that activates various areas of the mind through dining, music, art, friendship and more.


 Research suggests insulin and diabetes sensitivity are thought to affect cognitive health. Cogir’s ENCORE Culinary Services offers many healthy options rich in protein and Omega-3 to promote overall health and wellness.


Brain health has been shown to increase through daily movement and exercise. Your loved one can enjoy a variety of classes and fitness programs to become stronger, steadier and more balanced in all they do.


Sleep clears toxins from the brain and body each night and promotes mental wellness, which is why we encourage regular sleeping patterns among all our residents.

Enriched Environments

Living in a vibrant, enriching environment and tight-knit community can prolong your loved one’s cognitive ability, making their brain more resilient to the effects of aging, and help slow the early stages of memory loss. Each day brings a new opportunity to develop a healthier mind.

Family Connection

Keep your loved one close through supportive activities designed with the whole family in mind. Together, residents, caretakers and families can create a thoughtful prevention plan catered to your loved one’s needs.

Community News

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Contact Us

We’d love to answer any questions you may have and show you why our CONNECTIONS program may be right for your loved one.