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Ecumen Awakenings Educational Sessions Planned in North Dakota for Families Dealing with Dementia

Free educational sessions and luncheons for caregivers of people with dementia will be held April 25, 2016, in Mott, ND, and April 26, 2016 in Wishek, ND.

The Mott session will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 315 Brown Avenue, in Mott from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 25. The Wishek session will be held at the Wishek Living Center, 400 South 4th Street, in Wishek from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 26.

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Annual Conference for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers Set for March 19

The annual “Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference” will be held March 19, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to inform and support people with dementia along with their family, friends and professional caregivers.

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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.

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North Dakota Dementia Caregiver Training Sessions Begin Today

The first of five free Ecumen-hosted educational sessions for caregivers of people with dementia in rural areas of North Dakota begin today.

The first educational session and luncheon is today (October 13, 2015) in Grafton, N.D., at the Market Place Restaurant, 43 E. 8th Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tomorrow a session will be held in Rugby, N.D., at Dakota Farms Restaurant, 308 3rd Avenue SE, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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