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Alzheimer’s News – September 2022

Alzheimer’s News – September 2022 The following program is offered through a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Luke’s Hospital. Dementia Conversations When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This free program is presented in partnership with the…

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Tuesday Evening Dialogue September 2022

Our next book selection is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Originally written in 1970 and despite receiving multiple national awards, it was later banned in some school districts. It is the powerful story about a young African-American girl growing up in Ohio during the Great Depression. Racism, beauty vs ugliness, women and femininity, violence,…

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Alzheimer’s News August 2022

Alzheimer’s News August 2022 The following are excerpts from the “What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s” article in the summer 2022 edition of ALZ Magazine: Five Things People Want You to Know¬– 1. Some days are better than others – and that is ok. Everyone has good and bad days, but for those living with…

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Sustainability Seekers Environmental Inspiration July 2022

  I feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. ~Mother Teresa   Of the 3 R’s, it seems we hear more about Reuse and Recycle, but what about the Reduce part?  It gets the short end of the stick sometimes because most of us are ingrained…

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Alzheimer’s News July 2022

Alzheimer’s News July 2022 With summer hitting its peak, make sure you keep your loved ones with dementia safe from extreme heat! Some tips include: • Plan ahead- Family and friends should prepare accordingly and make plans to regularly check-in on a person living with dementia during extreme heat. Arrange alternative plans for cooler spaces,…

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Environmental Inspiration: The Honorable Harvest

(From Braiding Sweetgrass – Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants). This is the book chosen by the TED reading group. The guidelines for the Honorable Harvest are not written down, or even consistently spoken of as a whole – they are reinforced in small acts of daily life. But if you were…

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Grieving and Giving thanks for Barb Kuhlmann

June 16, 2022 It is with a heavy heart that we share news that Barb Kuhlmann died in her sleep during a house fire early this morning. She lived alone.   Barb has been our Christian Education and Youth Director for more than ten years. She was also a beloved preschool teacher at PUNS (Parkway…

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Alzheimer’s News June 2022

Alzheimer’s News June 2022 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, so here are some facts and figures. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is estimated to have totaled $355 billion in 2021, increasing to more than $1.1 trillion (in today’s…

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Alzheimer’s News May 2022

Alzheimer’s News May 2022 The benefits of Music for People Living with Alzheimer’s: Music offers people living with Alzheimer’s the priceless opportunity to connect to their pasts and the people who love them. As the disease progresses, this medium can be used as an efficient tool for self-expression and engagement. With flexibility and creativity, music…

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Alzheimer’s News

Alzheimer’s News April 2022 New findings suggest that regular exercise may help protect cognitive function. This new study was published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Several studies have shown these benefits but “how” was not well understood. This new work gives us clues about the underlying biology. This new study…

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