Blog Archive

Date: Dec 21st, 2015 10:26am
Author: Ben Taylor

Ecumen Awakenings received a 2015 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award from Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson for its outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life of those living with dementia.

Date: Dec 16th, 2015 3:53pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Eight Ecumen employees have been certified as Ecumen Awakenings facilitators with qualifications to train other employees in the Awakenings approach to dementia care.

Date: Sep 9th, 2015 7:00am
Author: Ben Taylor

The Ecumen Awakenings™ program designed to care for elderly dementia patients without the use of highly sedating drugs has won the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2015 Eureka! award for innovation. 

Date: Sep 2nd, 2015 4:37pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Ecumen Quality Improvement Nurse Maria Reyes, RN, will speak on integrated dementia care Sept. 9, 2015, at the 2015 Commons Health Conference in Duluth, Minn.—an annual working conference designed to foster new approaches to integrated health and well-being for communities.

Date: Apr 28th, 2015 11:19am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Senior care professionals and nursing homes are challenged to conform to the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative to decrease off-label use of antipsychotics.

Date: Mar 31st, 2015 4:51pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

By Wyatt Andres, CBS News

Date: Mar 10th, 2015 3:13pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Common drugs, like sedating antihistamines such as Benadryl, are proving to be especially toxic to the aging brain. Recent research has linked several widely used drugs to lowering brain function and contributing to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Date: Feb 16th, 2015 4:00pm
Author: Anonymous

Article by Pamela Yip, The Dallas Morning News

Alzheimer’s disease plays no favorites.

It’s the Great Equalizer.

Date: Jan 14th, 2015 4:29pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Critics are raving about the movie “Still Alice” and Julianne Moore’s compelling performance as a 50-year-old mother, wife and college professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Date: Jan 9th, 2015 10:22am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Brigham Young University's Morning Show featured a 30-minute interview with Ecumen nurses about the Ecumen Awakenings program.