Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation on Ecumen Awakenings at the recent Nebraska Nursing Facility Association and Nebraska Assisted Living Association Fall Convention.
We’re very pleased that Dr. Tracy Tomac, who was one of the early collaborators in the development of the Ecumen Awakenings ™ program, is going to continue to partner with us as consulting psychiatrist for Ecumen Awakenings as it moves into its fourth year.
We have experienced through Ecumen Awakenings how collaboration between long-term care professionals and physicians can have a dramatic impact on reducing antipsychotic medications in dementia care and improve lives.
Ecumen Director of Quality Improvement Shelley Matthes discusses going beyond drugs to calm 'behaviors' of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
Many beliefs of Alzheimer's and other dementias are outmoded, and it's time we reframe our thinking.
Ecumen colleague Lori Olson shares a customer-led solution so he can enjoy his exercise routine on his terms.
By Maria Reyes, RN, Ecumen Awakenings Manager
How can a care team provide outstanding long-term care for a person who is a blank slate?
In a recent Daily Mail online article shared by @DemenShare_ on Twitter, we learned about a worst-case scenario when a UK hospital used sedatives to quiet a 76-year-old with dementia.
The role of antipsychotics in care for Alzheimer's and related dementias is changing, which is a very good thing.