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Angels Unaware

By Patty Crawford The road to Santuario de Chimayo winds through the high desert mountains of New Mexico.  My family had finished a wonderful lunch at a nearby restaurant and now was in search of the… View article »

Life in the Bird House Factory

By Patty Crawford My father is experiencing many health changes and I have prepared myself for diminished interactions on my visits.  I was not anticipating my experience on Saturday. I found him in… View article »

A Great Big Thank You

How can we say thank you for this summer of learning?  Open Circle Adult Day of Apple Valley, Heritage Park, and Hopkins along with Elim Oasis Adult Day of Princeton, and Buffalo Adult Day Center in… View article »

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 »
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