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Date: Nov 7th, 2013 10:06am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

By Jim Gross, Executive Director, Ecumen in Owatonna

Date: Oct 17th, 2013 3:53pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Stevens Square Foundation of Minneapolis awarded Ecumen a $25,000 grant to expand the reach of the Ecumen Awakenings program during a ceremony at the foundation’s annual meeting October 11, 2013.

Date: Oct 16th, 2013 10:05am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Care team members are a critical link in helping identify delirium, which is often confused for dementia.

Date: Oct 11th, 2013 11:00am
Author: Eric Schubert

Ecumen Trustee Olivia Mastry is speaking at Alzheimer Europe about Act on Alzheimer’s, which is a very cool Minnesota effort that fosters collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s...

Date: Oct 9th, 2013 11:32am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Here are 10 characteristics we look for when hiring an outstanding Alzheimer's care professional at Ecumen - what would you add to this list?

Date: Oct 7th, 2013 12:19pm
Author: Maria Reyes

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. 

Date: Oct 1st, 2013 4:45pm
Author: Ben Taylor

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.

Date: Sep 23rd, 2013 4:05pm
Author: Eric Schubert

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.

Date: Sep 20th, 2013 3:19pm
Author: Administrator

Until there is an Alzheimer’s cure, there must be the very best care.  That rings loud and clear to us at Ecumen as we look at the World Alzheimer Report 2013: ‘...

Date: Sep 11th, 2013 11:36am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Ecumen Director of Quality Improvement Shelley Matthes discusses going beyond drugs to calm 'behaviors' of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.