We’re here to care for the caregiver, just as much as we — and they — are here for the patient. Many tell us “we get them” when no one else does, and that Cleveland Clinic Nevada is a place where they can “be themselves.” Come as you are. We’ll do our best to meet you where that is.
Asking for help can be one of the most difficult things a patient or caregiver does. While you may not think you need assistance, a ride from a friend on a day your energy level is low or an offer to pick up a few groceries can lighten the burden of brain disease.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help from friends, family or those who have traveled the journey of brain disease before you — including the team at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. We are here to guide and help you along your journey, and much of our advice comes in the form of free therapeutic and support programs made possible by generous donors.
Whether facilitated by our professionals or your peers, candid conversations with others on the same journey can be helpful, enlightening, and often an unexpectedly refreshing environment in which to laugh or cry over shared experiences.
Music Therapy: Touching the Chord of Memory
Nothing evokes memories the way music does. A familiar tune can transport us back decades and revive past joys. Offered at no cost thanks to philanthropy, group music therapy facilitates myriad benefits for participants with dementia, including decreased stress, anxiety and depression as well as improved social interaction and emotional connection with loved ones.
Exercise is critical for better cognitive and physical health. The more fun the exercise is, the more likely we are to stick with it. In Rhythmic Reminiscence, participants enjoy simple exercise routines taught by a physical therapist combined with live music provided by a physical therapist.
Yoga for MS and Parkinson’s
The program is a complementary strategy to improve quality of life and day-to-day function for individuals and provide support to their families. Participants practice while sitting, standing or remaining in a wheelchair.
Improv for Care
We have joined with Second City, the famous improv group from Chicago, and Caring Across Generations, a caregiving advocacy and support network, to innovate and create Improv for Care, which premiered in Las Vegas. In our fun, interactive, virtual environment, participants experience new methods for caring for a loved one and facing the challenges caregiving brings.
Check out our program calendar to see the schedule of upcoming therapeutic and support programs. You can also receive a monthly email update on our free education programming by contacting us at LouRuvoSocialServ@ccf.org.