The focus of activities is to keep individuals whose memories are impaired connected to what gave them pleasure in the past without overwhelming or frustrating them. What matters is the process, not the result. Baking simple recipes together, working in the gardens, singing a song—whatever fosters self-expression also encourages emotional connection.

Branchlands’s healthcare professionals bring significant expertise into developing cognitive and social programs that enrich days, moment by moment. Individuals whose memories are impaired may lose dimensions of their personality, but a program that stimulates different parts of the brain redirects and energizes the spirit. Branchlands honors the individual by providing ample opportunities to contribute, participate, and enjoy.