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Date: Feb 24th, 2014 11:16am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

by Kathryn Roberts, Ecumen CEO

Date: Feb 10th, 2014 3:55pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Three years ago, Bobby Vee started forgetting the lyrics to the hit songs he had performed thousands of times since the height of his career in the 1960s.  Alzheimer’s was stealing his memory.  But not his spirit. 

Date: Jan 23rd, 2014 10:58am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Henry, an advanced Alzheimer’s patient who barely speaks, literally comes to life in this video clip dramatically documenting how music...

Date: Jan 15th, 2014 4:48pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Tom Stober, an expert on process and efficiency, was routinely going about his work one day when he walked into a room and came face-to-face with something that “shook me to the core.”  It was not logical.  It was not rational.  The normal rules of organization did...

Date: Jan 13th, 2014 10:20am
Author: Ben Taylor

The Minnesota State Arts board recently awarded MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis a grant of $96,690 to support music therapy for seniors with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and Ecumen Centennial House in Apple Valley is one of the sites selected for the...

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013 1:47pm
Author: Anonymous

So many people across Ecumen have made Ecumen Awakenings possible and are contributing to the program's learnings and growth. It is innovation that empowers and honors those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia while underscoring our mission and vision.

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013 10:53am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

In the Star Tribune’s Movers & Shakers column today, Ecumen VP of Philanthropy Judy Blaseg talks about how Ecumen’s mission and her personal experience drew her to applying her fundraising skills...

Date: Dec 19th, 2013 9:59am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

The December issue of ...

Date: Nov 25th, 2013 4:31pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Ecumen Quality Improvement Nurse Maria Reyes learned valuable lessons taking care of her...

Date: Nov 19th, 2013 10:40am
Author: Maria Reyes

One way that pharmaceutical companies could be extremely helpful in helping the world change its dementia care for the better is to help highlight when not to use antipsychotics and to support a national campaign on more holistic, integrated dementia care.  A...

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