AMM Dementia Intervention Program

The Ashby Memory Method (AMM) program is a person centered program of thinking and activity focused exercises recommended for persons experiencing early to moderate dementia to help manage their symptoms better for longer. An important dementia intervention resource, the AMM program and training are available through Alzheimer’s Australia WA and participating elder care agencies and organizations.

AMM Benefits Include:

  1. Improved quality of life. Participants reported improvements in mood, self-esteem and confidence as well as greater psycho-social engagement; all of which are important indicators of improvement in quality of life for persons living with dementia. AMM often helps the participant remain living at home longer to enjoy familiar surroundings as well as very important social, community, and family resources.
  2. Reduced caregiver stress. Significant carer stress results from increasing Alzheimer’s symptoms such as personality and behavioral changes. Carers (including family, friends and support carers) can take an active role in reducing their stress by including the AMM program (as part of the participant’s regular activities programs).
  3. Offered as a drug-free program or in combination with prescribed medications. While you may want to do some AMM every day, one hour, twice a week is all that is required.
  4. Care cost savings. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be costly. Strategies for the long term management of Alzheimer’s disease include remaining at home longer. In an Alzheimer’s Innovation Institute sponsored trial, AMM extended the time that care could be provided at home by more than two years. Best for the person, better for the budget too.

About the Alzheimer's Innovation Institute Pty Ltd

The Alzheimer’s Innovation Institute is pleased to announce our new program provider in Rockingham Beach, Australia, Memory Nurture. Faye Donnan, who is a professional Occupational Therapist and a registered AMM certified practitioner opened the doors to her new company - Memory Nurture only months ago and is already very busy with facilitating the AMM Dementia Intervention Program. Faye has told us that plans are already moving ahead to open another location in Melbourne! We are very proud to be working with Faye and her team to make the AMM Dementia Intervention Program available through our growing global network of truly extraordinary certified practitioners. Please contact Memory Nurture directly @ 0402943053