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Prelude Homes & Services Offering a New Way of Living with Dementia

Guests Today:  Janelle Johnson, Campus Director – Prelude, and Suzi Shuman, Director of Sales and Marketing – API


  • Providing elders & their families resources to live successfully in their own homes;
  • Providing compassionate, state-of-the art care for those who seek service-enriched housing;
  • Providing a place of peace, comfort, and hope for those desiring end-of-life care;
  • All within a community built on Biblical principles.

Prelude Cottages are a safe haven for those with memory loss, offering a unique combination of environment, technology, & specialized care.  They offer compassionate, state-of-the-art memory care in a unique residential care setting.  Plus, resources and support to help seniors to live successfully in their own homes


Website:   http://preludecares.com/

Prelude Homes has partnered with Allied Professionals, Inc. (API) is one of the most experienced, professional and sought-after Home Care Providers, supplemental medical & dental staffing agency.  API has 20+ years of successfully serving a broad client base, we continue to set standards that lead the health care industry.  When you need knowledgeable, proactive and professional medical/dental and staffing support, we know what you’re going through.  We’ve been there.  And we can help you, 24-7.

Website:  http://www.alliedprofessionals.com

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In my previous post I shared with you a video of my friend Janelle Johnson, who is the Director of the Prelude Campus in Woodbury, singing to my Mother for the holidays.  I was taken back by her generosity but did not hesitate to say “YES!”  I knew my Mother would love it and this video is proof of that.  Music always awakens her.  I thought I would share some still photos as well which capture the various “moments” in time as Mom listened and interacted with Janelle.  I hope you enjoy wonderful holiday gift not only was my Mother given, but it is one I will forever be able to cherish.


Starting to laugh

Direct Eye Contact

Eye Contact




If you would like more information on the Prelude Campus where Janelle works please see below for contact information.   Prelude is an amazing housing and care concept for people with Alzheimer’s.


Prelude Senior Living

707 Commerce Drive, Suite 410
Woodbury, MN  55125
651-501-6500  info@emmausco.com

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Music and Alzheimer’s Moments – Frosty the Snowman


This is my Mother, in her end stages of Alzheimer’s disease interacting with a friend of mine Janelle Johnson who was so kind and offered to sing to her.   Normally Mom is in her own little world these days, but she can be brought out and she just exudes joy.  Music is one of those little things we can give a person with dementia and it doesn’t have to cost anything.   Just remember it needs to be “their music,” which might not be yours.  What a moment to remember!

Please pay attention to the eye contact, hand movement, facial expressions, and ability to remember the beat even if unable to remember the words.

Thank you Janelle for bringing my Mother such great joy, you are an angel!

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