Mind Body Spirit

We Recognize the Power of Mind Body and Spirit to Empower and Create a Sense of Belonging

The Greens at Greenwich has the best Dementia Care assisted living services because we recognize the power of the mind, body and ultimately the spirit in developing individualized care for each resident.

Dementia Care is about the Mind, the Body, and the Spirit
We most often think of dementia care as associated only with the mind and what our loved one says or does.  Our staff is uniquely experienced and trained to care and enrich lives through seeing each person as a three-dimensional being.   When the words get jumbled inappropriately and your loved one is anxious, we use proven methods to effectively understand their new language and transform their moods, outlook and feelings.

Maria Scaros-Mercado, Executive Director of The Greens at Greenwich explains how Mind, Body and Spirit evolves, devolves and transforms the whole person throughout our life cycle.

“We are indeed three dimensional beings.  We are complex creatures. We are superior animals yet often childlike, strong yet fragile, often driven and yet passive.  This is what makes us unique.

The Mind – This is where we think and store all that we come to know. We gain experiences and memories and they shape our character and our life choices.  It is the mind, or the brain, that controls our functioning whether voluntary or involuntary.  

The Body - We learn to walk and then, all our other complex data shifts that walk into a very specific strut.  Our body begins to communicate our essence.  Our walk is an attitude.  Who we are is not only expressed through our mind, but also expressed through our body language.   

The Spirit – This is the mysterious and elusive part of who and what we are.  What is the human spirit?  It is that part of us that is inexplicable yet genuine.  Some refer to it as soul.  It is that part of us that is the authentic self when all else fails.”

Maria continues, “For those with dementia, the mind becomes compromised and the body ages.  The human spirit is what we are witness to.  When persons with dementia can no longer speak, their smile, their frown or their tears are a gateway to their heart and soul.   We need to listen closely and tenderly with all our senses.”

The Greens at Greenwich is the best choice in dementia care assisted living because recognizing the mind, body and ultimately the spirit of each person is basic in all we do to assist a resident in maximizing their quality of life.

When persons with dementia can no longer communicate with words, their smile, frown or their tears are a gateway to their heart and soul. We need to listen closely and tenderly with all our senses.