Movement for Memory

$30 $60 18+


South Meridian YMCA: Mon, Wed, 11:30am-12:30pm
West Boise YMCA: Tue, Thu, 1:30-2:30pm


Physical exercise has been found to have a number of benefits for people with early stage dementia. It can help prevent muscle weakness, mobility problems and other health complications associated with inactivity; promoting a normal day-night routine, improved mood, and increased social participation. Exercise also plays a part in reducing stress and depression, which are commonly experienced by people with dementia. Repetitive activity such as a class led by a qualified instructor can help reduce anxiety for people with dementia as there are no decisions to make or things to remember about what to do next. An exercise program incorporated into a person’s lifestyle in the early stages of dementia is more likely to be maintained as the condition progresses, extending the benefits to health and well-being for as long as possible.

Movement For Memory is appropriate for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early dementia.

*Evidence-Based Health Interventions (EBHI) The practices of these programs are based on substantiated, peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate outcomes.

Recognized by national organizations such as the CDC and CMS, these programs have specific requirements such as a formal intake with/medical clearance as needed, communication with medical team as desired by participant, and program attendance conditions to successfully meet program outcomes.

Contact Mary Biddle-Newberry for more information at 208 344 5502 ext 276 or via email at
For sending referrals or protected health information, please fax to our HIPAA Fax: 888-965-4924.

EBHI’s do NOT require a YMCA membership, some are fee-based programs.