Medical experts call the Alzheimer's phenomenon of end-day confusion and restlessness "sundowning," a period of increased uncertainty, agitation and drifting in a fog as light fades to black, a time of greater rage and mood swings in the shadows of the mind. Greg O'Brien, knows this phenomenon all too well, as he walks through the
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The lights dim and the candlelit faces wait in anticipation for the traditional reading to begin. All across the room at Ecumen Lake Crystal, the tables are set with elegant cloths, an assortment of teas, hors d’oeuvres and cheesecake — and some very special tea cups.
The Ecumen Home Office conducted its annual Holiday Giving Campaign to collect gifts for Ecumen residents. Tags with items residents want are placed on the lobby Christmas tree, and employees buy those gifts for the residents. This year, gifts were delivered to Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center and Ecumen Lakeview Commons in Maplewood by