Minds in Motion®


A physical activity and mental and social stimulation for people living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.

Woman doing online exercises

Please check with your health care provider to ensure it is safe for you to participate in a light exercise program.

What is Minds in Motion®?

Minds in Motion® is a fun and engaging program that combines physical activity and mental stimulation in a social environment.

Each week, participants meet online for an hour of physical activity and mental stimulation in a social environment. A certified instructor from the Saint John YMCA leads a low-impact fitness workout and then someone from the Alzheimer Society leads brain activities and group conversation. 

The program is designed for people living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. Friends, family members or care partners are welcome as participants and supporters.

“[My husband] looks forward to this program every week. We talk about it the night before and the night of. It gives him something to look forward to without needing to leave the house. He loves watching the other people on Zoom, and enjoys it if he sees their pets in the pictures.” – Minds in Motion® participant

Benefits of the program

Minds in Motion® can help you:

  • Stay physically active
  • Meet and socialize online with others living with dementia
  • Participate in brain health activities
  • Learn about dementia programs and support 

What you need to participate

Interested in participating? All you need is an internet connection, a device (laptop, iPad or tablet) with a microphone and video camera, and a stable chair. 

After you register, we will send you exercise supplies free of charge.

Register for Minds in Motion®

Minds in Motion® takes place every Thursday morning from 11:00am – 12:00 pm on Zoom.

To register, please contact your local Alzheimer Society Resource Centre or contact our provincial office at 1-800-664-8411 or info@alzheimernb.ca.

Thank you to our partners

Minds in Motion Funder logos: YMCA of Greater Saint John and the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program