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Category: Alzheimers

The SAVVY Caregiver (Spring 2021)

Apr 1, 2021 SeniorCare will offer The SAVVY Caregiver, a free six-week workshop online on Thursdays, May 20 – June 24, 202110:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Taking care of…
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Dementia Friends

Mar 11, 2021 Upcoming Dementia Friends Information Sessions: There are 4 upcoming sessions, register to attend only one session Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:30 PMTuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6:30 PMThursday, April 8, 2021, at 9:30 AMWednesday, April 14, 2021, at 3:00 PM To register, email carrie.johnson@seniorcareinc.org or call 978-281-1750. If you saw someone…
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Dementia 101

Mar 5, 2021 My Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease several years ago.  At the moment, he is doing okay. His medications seem to have slowed down the progression of the disease. He lives at home with my Mother and is able to help her around the house and play with the dogs. He has…
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The Power of Music

Feb 19, 2021 This morning, I woke up the song “The Bare Necessities” from Disney’s animated movie The Jungle Book running through my head. As I had breakfast and got ready for work, I hummed and sang and danced along with the song in my head.  I haven’t seen this movie in decades and can’t…
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020

Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting, and neither are we. Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann and SeniorCare Inc. are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 4, 2020, to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care and research through the Alzheimer’s Association. This year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere…
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Dementia Friends

Dec 29, 2019 If you saw someone living with dementia, would you recognize the signs? Would you be uncomfortable? Would you avoid them? Would you be frustrated? Would you do nothing? Or, would you be a friend?  A few weeks ago, I became a “Dementia Friend.”  Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 3

Jul 5, 2019 In the past two weeks, the Senior Lookout column has reviewed the steps taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the resulting ADFCA Action Plan. The ADFCA Action Plan is broken into ten Areas of Focus, with an overall goal defined…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 2

Jun 28, 2019 In last week’s Senior Lookout column, I described the actions taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the community needs assessment findings. The population of Cape Ann in 2016 was approximately 46,000. Of the four communities, Gloucester is the largest with…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 1

Jun 21, 2019 A global shift has occurred.  We are living longer—often healthier—lives. This exciting change creates both opportunities and new challenges. One response to this change has been the development of Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly movements throughout the U.S. and the world. These initiatives work to encourage communities to recognize older adults and…
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Dementia-Friendly Communities

May 3, 2019 This Wednesday, May 1st, the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative held a community forum at the Elks at Bass Rocks.  The goal of the event was to explore how Cape Ann can become a place where all residents–regardless of age or health status–can thrive.  In last week’s article, I looked…
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