NPR Story Highlights Ecumen Awakenings™ Approach to Dementia Care

Ecumen Awakenings™ once again received national attention for its innovative approach to dementia care.

This week National Public Radio (NPR) aired a three-part series on the dangers of medicating elderly dementia patients with antipsychotic drugs.  The third segment — titled “This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs" — focused entirely on Ecumen Awakenings™ as an example of a better way to care for those with Alzheimer's.


Ecumen Scenic Shores: Residents to Explore Music and Memory

Local pastor Jim Joseph is helping Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors, Minn., kick off a new "Music and Memory" program. Learn more about Joseph's efforts and how local organizations have pitched in to support a program that brings those living with dementia and Alzheimer's comfort and joy without medication.

Lake County News Chronicle article by LaReesa Sandretsky: "Ecumen Residents to Explore Music and Memory"


Ecumen's Maria Reyes To Speak at March 1 Conference for People With Dementia and Their Caregivers

The annual “Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference” will be held March 1, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Saint Paul River Center to inform and support people with dementia along with their family and friends and professional caregivers.


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