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Category: Dementia

How Survive & Thrive as a Caregiver

Apr 23, 2021 Update: May 12, 2021 The Savvy Caregiver program, originally scheduled to begin on May 20, 2021, has been postponed due to low registration levels. If you are interested in this program, please contact Deborah Schwendiman at 978-281-1750 x-525 or deborah.schwendiman@seniorcareinc.org. My parents live in northern Arizona.  Although they have three grown children,…
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The SAVVY Caregiver (Spring 2021)

Apr 1, 2021 Update: May 12, 2021 The Savvy Caregiver program, originally scheduled to begin on May 20, 2021, has been postponed due to low registration levels. If you are interested in this program, please contact Deborah Schwendiman at 978-281-1750 x-525 or deborah.schwendiman@seniorcareinc.org. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training for family and…
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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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Aging with Pride

Feb 26, 2021 Aging with Pride is offering a free memory loss treatment! Virtual, one-on-one coaching that you or your loved one can complete from the comfort of home. This program is for both the person with memory loss and their care partner. One must be LGBTQ+. Information: www.ageidea.org 1-888-655-6646

Lewy Body Dementia

Oct 16, 2020 Last month, a documentary movie—Robin’s Wish—was released about Robin Williams’ illness and death. Unknown to many of us, Robin Williams was living with Lewy body dementia for the last few years of his life. This movie is likely the first time many people will hear the phrase Lewy body dementia.  Even though…
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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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