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Archive for the ‘Perspectives on Alzheimer’s’ Category

The Importance of Dementia Awareness

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

This is a heartwarming story with a lesson and reminder that each of us can be a hero and save a life by knowing the warning signs of seniors driving … Read More »

Creating Magic Moments in Memory Care

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

From the moment we take our first breath a time line begins marking the moments of our lives. There are many events to celebrate such as first steps, first words, … Read More »

Study Finds Education Plays a Role in Cognitive Decline

Friday, March 4th, 2016

An interesting article in this week’s New York Times cites a recent medical study that finds dementia is less likely in those with at least a high school education. Here … Read More »

Carillon Co-Hosts Memory Cafés to Break Social Stigma of Dementia

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Something as simple as going out for coffee can be incredibly stressful for people and families living with Alzheimer’s disease. A unique program to make those social outings easier and … Read More »

Five Steps to Better Emotional Health with ALZ

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Feelings linger longer than facts. A fresh approach to dementia care can make the difference between frustration and contentment, both for people living with Alzheimer’s as well as those who care … Read More »

New Alzheimer’s Drug “Sola” Shows Promise

Friday, August 14th, 2015

In her latest blog, Carillon’s Alzheimer’s care expert, Mary Ann Drummond, writes of a promising development from drug maker Eli Lilly. A new drug in phase three testing from Eli Lilly … Read More »

To Worry (Or Not) About Vitamin D and ALZ

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We continue to hear more confirmation from research that low levels of Vitamin D are linked to increased risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The buzz is so strong it has … Read More »

Sing Like No One is Listening

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Carillon VP of Operations, Mary Ann Drummond, shares her latest blog on the cognitive benefits of singing (and doing it loudly!).   Recently I saw a poster on a wall that read “Sing … Read More »

Chapter I: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

What follows is Chapter One of Meet Me Where I Am: An Alzheimer’s Care Guide, by Mary Ann Drummond. Drummond, an Alzheimer’s care expert and licensed nurse, is Vice President … Read More »

Are You ALZ Aware?

Friday, June 13th, 2014

If you met someone with Alzheimer’s disease, would you know it? Better yet, would you be able to communicate with that person and have a positive interaction with them? An innovative … Read More »

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