The “mateys” at Ecumen Prairie Lodge in Brooklyn Center recently put on a pirate play, complete with pretend swords, sea monsters, booty and buccaneers. It was a glorious day of make-believe on the high seas.
Doug Mehlhaff’s job description is about caretaking rather than caregiving. But lately it’s hard to make the distinction. As Environmental Services Manager at Ecumen Prairie Hill and Sand Prairie in St. Peter, Minn., Doug is responsible for the bricks and mortar and the surrounding grounds — making sure the residents have a safe, clean and
In case you missed out on the latest Changing Aging news, here are the blog posts our online visitors found most interesting last week – including: Dementia Care: It Doesn't Have To Be This Way, How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's, Enjoying Art in Duluth, Oh That Beautiful Doll and more. Click here to read
In case you missed them, here are the blog posts our online visitors found most interesting last week: A Handy Guide to Communicating With People Who Have Dementia Young Man's 89-Year-Old Prom Date Gets a Standing Ovation Jane's Beautiful Birthday Dream Grows at Ecumen of Litchfield Ecumen Resident Bertha Smith, First Black Teacher in Minneapolis
Dementia gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate properly, requiring patience, understanding and good listening skills. The following infographic offers a few suggestions on how to overcome barriers between you and the person with dementia. Source: Open Placement, a California firm providing seniors, families and care coordinators real-time information and tools
In case you missed them, here are last week's Top 5 blog posts: Great Minds Gala Video: Ashley and Shannon Campbell Perform Tribute to their Father Ecumen's Christy Johnson Gets Very Serious About Fun and Games Ecumen's Annual Report to the Community A Look at Alzheimer's Through the Eyes of a Young Doctor Ecumen