Drugs to treat dementia and Alzheimer's Disease have yielded little to no positive effects in patients. Together instead uses alternative treatment strategies like group movement, mindfulness and social connection.
Our MOVING Together classes are based on the PLIÉ and Paired PLIÉ programs (Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise) developed at the University of California, San Francisco and the Veterans Administration. This group-based program builds on elements that continue to work well for people experiencing cognitive decline such as muscle memory, mindful body awareness and social connection.
An Integrative Group Movement Program for People with Dementia and Care Partners (Paired PLIE) (pdf)Download
Preventing Loss of Independence Through Exercise: Pilot Clinical Trial (pdf)Download
Dydactic Group Exercises for Persons with Memory Loss and Care Partners: Mixed Methods Findings (pdf)Download
Poster: PLIE Study at the Veterans Administrations (pptx)Download
Medscape: Novel Exercise Program May Trump Meds for Dementia (pdf)Download
PLIE: Qualitative Analysis of a Clinical Trial in Older Adults with Dementia (pdf)Download
Poster: Paired PLIE in the Community (ppt)Download
Poster: PLIE Improves Cognitive, Behavioral and Neuroimaging Outcomes (pdf)Download