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Memory Care Clinic Supports Families Through Dementia Journey

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Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital Memory Care Clinic

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Lori La Bey host and founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio has a wonderful panel discussion with a team from the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital Memory Care Clinic along with a family who used the clinic for their loved one with dementia.  Join us to learn how this clinic differs from others and how they are supporting families through the dementia journey.  Our guest are: Gretchen Reeves – Speech-Language Pathologist, Melissa Anderson – Occupational Therapist, Gregg Waylander – Family Nurse Practitioner, Lori Petersen – Memory Care Coordinator along with two family members Jack Knothe the husband of Donna who lived with dementia and their daughter Karla Mohagen.

Please contact Gretchen Reeves with any questions or comments you may have at:
Gretchen Reeves M.A. CCC-SLP I Speech-Language Pathologist/Supervisor I P: 320.321.8266 I F: 320.321.8234 IE: gretchenr@montevideomedical.com
Chippewa County – Montevideo Hospital I 824 North 11th Street, Montevideo, MN 56265 I www.montevideomedical.com

“a unified health system dedicated to providing a lifetime of quality personalized care”

Contact Information for the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital Memory Care Clinic:

Gretchen Reeves MA, CCC-SLP  Speech-Language Pathologist

320-321-8266

gretchenr@montevideomedical.com

Melissa Anderson  OTR/L   Occupational Therapist

320-321-8260

melissaa@montevideomedical.com

Gregg Waylander  APRN, CNP    Nurse practitioner

320-321-8423

greggwaylander@montevideomedical.com

Lori Petersen, BA  Memory Care Coordinator

320-321-8268

lorip@montevideomedical.com

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Educational Program

“A Day in the Life of Dementia”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores 800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

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United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

Thursday, April 11th – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Film Screening & Talk Back

“His Neighbor Phil”

United Methodist Communities at The Shores   800-272-3900

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ  08226

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“Dementia Care Is Changing, Are You?”

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1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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“Realities of Dementia – Family Friendly Tools & Tips”

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1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 3rd – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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“As the Cookie Crumbles”

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1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Friday, May 10th – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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1260 East Co. Rd. E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

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Do You Need A Coach When Dealing With Dementia?

alzheimersspeaks_radio_logo_from_websiteDo You Need A Coach When Dealing With Dementia?

mary_brett_coach_picToday, our first will be Mary Brett Wright who not only is a coach for those dealing with dementia,but who has a husband living with  Frontal Lobe Dementia which affects his judgement and ability to make good sound decisions.  We will discuss what it’s like to care for someone with dementia, the stress, support groups, resources, finding balance and more.

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Contact Mary through her website above

Phone:  571-216-8372   757-206-9182

E-mail: mbrettwright@cox.net

Dementia queenOur second guest will be Sue Paul,  who has been an occupational therapist for over twenty years.  She specializes in the rehabilitation and habilitation of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  A few things we will discuss are:

Can people with Alzheimer’s disease truly  benefit from rehabilitation services like physical and occupational therapy?

What role does occupational therapy play in treating someone with Alzheimer’s?

Some of the challenges people with Alzheimer’s have that  live alone.

How caregivers can gain access to rehabilitative services.

Sue can be found on Facebook at “The Dementia Queen”

or contact her by email at dq@thedementiaqueen.com

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jackie_pool_3This was a very interesting post on one of my Linkedin groups

made by Jackie Pool from over int he UK.

I have gotten permission to repost.

Please let us know your thoughts!

Can Cognitive Rehabilitation lead to ‘Rementia’?

I am privileged to be involved with a large Cognitive Rehabilitation study which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to determine if early intervention offers the possibility of helping people with early-stage dementia and their carers to manage the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on their everyday life and reduce or delay the progression of disability.

My role as an Occupational Therapist is to train and supervise the OTs who will be delivering the Cognitive Rehabilitation approaches at 6 sites across the UK over 3 years. Participants in the study will be choosing meaningful goals that they wish to achieve.

I am hoping that the outcomes will provide us with evidence that it is possible to work with people with dementia and the ‘plasticity’ of the brain to educate new brain cell pathways to replace damaged ones. I have certainly seen many instances where people I have worked with have improved in both cognition and function and some years ago, Tom Kitwood (of whose work many of you will know) and I discussed this in the context of ‘rementia’

Of course we cannot second guess the outcomes of our study but I wonder if anyone has got any anecdotal evidence of how focused therapeutic interventions have helped individuals to improve – or to maintain their skills for longer than might have been expected?

Can we in our LinkedIn Dementia Champions group raise the profile of what is possible and share this message?

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