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Date: Jul 22nd, 2014 10:39am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Recent research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is beginning to get lots of attention from mainstream media. Here’s a roundup of items over the past month that caught the attention of Dr. Tracy Tomac, Ecumen's consulting psychiatrist.

Date: Jul 10th, 2014 10:01am
Author: Ben Taylor

Ecumen has named two directors to lead the expansion of its nationally recognized Ecumen Awakenings™ program that...

Date: Jun 27th, 2014 11:53am
Author: Jennifer Severson

Local pastor Jim Joseph is helping Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors, Minn., kick off a new "Music and Memory" program.

Date: Jun 6th, 2014 9:30am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Dr. Tracy Tomac, MD, Ecumen’s consulting psychiatrist, points out three very recent studies that document the high risks for elderly patients taking antipsychotic drugs.  Her summaries follow:

Date: Apr 28th, 2014 12:04pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Dementia gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate properly, requiring patience, understanding and good listening skills. The following infographic offers a few suggestions on how to overcome barriers between you and the person with dementia.

Date: Apr 10th, 2014 4:10pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

What does a doctor do when she’s treating patients with a disease like Alzheimer’s that has no cure?  Dr.

Date: Apr 8th, 2014 11:31am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Ecumen is honored by the generous support of private donors, corporations and foundations.

Date: Apr 7th, 2014 12:20pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

A Star Tribune lead editorial on April 5, 2014, said Ecumen Awakenings dementia care program is “effective and compassionate” and “should become the standard of care across the nation as baby...

Date: Apr 3rd, 2014 4:39pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Ecumen Detroit Lakes is among 12 Minnesota organizations receiving grants through ACT on Alzheimer’s to help create more dementia-friendly communities.

Date: Mar 28th, 2014 12:00pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

In today’s Duluth News Tribune, reporter John Lundy gives a sensitive and compelling account of how Awakenings works to calm dementia without drugs.  Shelley Matthes, RN,...