Ecumen Awakenings Receives Circle of Excellence Award from Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner

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.


New Ecumen White Paper Offers 5 Key Steps to Reducing Antipsychotics in Dementia Care

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. In many cases, the struggle comes from within – initiating change and formulating an integrated and personalized approach to dementia care.


Most Everything You Think You Know About Dementia Is Wrong, Prominent Geriatrician Asserts

Dr. G. Allen Power, a pioneer in dementia care, has just published a new book challenging most of the conventional wisdom about caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.


Dr. John Brose on Dementia Care: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Dr. John Brose

Dr. John Brose, a Minneapolis psychologist and consultant to Ecumen, is nationally renowned for his pioneering efforts to make life better for the elderly and disabled.  Experiences early in his career moved him to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.  Here is his compelling story...


Ecumen Awarded Grant To Expand Awakenings To Assisted Living Communities

Ecumen has been awarded a $265,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to fund expansion of its nationally recognized Ecumen Awakenings™ dementia care program into its assisted living communities.  The care program emphasizes managing Alzheimer’s and related dementias without highly sedating drugs and improving residents’ quality of life. 


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