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Grant Brings Renowned Expert’s Positive Approach to Care to Those with Dementia at Adult Day Centers

The GEMS model is part of the Positive Approach to Care Skills created by dementia expert Teepa Snow. The model shows that just as gemstones need different settings and care to shine, so do people. W… View article »

Memory Kits: Meaningful communication tools for caregivers

If you are looking for helpful communication strategies and useful tools to add to your caregiving toolbox, look no further. A memory kit will help you spark a conversation, find an emotional connec… View article »

Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

Launched in 2009 with a mission to better support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the ACT on Alzheimer’s works with health care providers, community members, government offici… View article »

Hopkins ACT on Alzheimer’s Initiative

If you asked Beth Kampf to describe the past few years, chances are she’d say they have been harder than she’d expected. Her father is living with Alzheimer’s, and recently the disease has become more… View article »

The Old Ones

I guess it serves me right. I asked for this kind of snow, this kind of winter. I longed for those mysterious fingers of drifting that crawled across the gravel roads, to fill up the ditches. I wanted… View article »
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