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Reconnecting Generations
Reducing Stigma.....that is our Goal
Safe use of Essential Oils to support individuals with Dementia
Alternatives to drugs as first response to behavioral manifestations of dementia


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Reconnecting Generations

Human Connection is the Key to quality of Life for Elders with Dementia.............and for All of us!


 Believe in Positive Aging?     THIS IS A MUST WATCH!!    Dr. Bill Thomas Speaking...

Reducing Stigma.....that is our Goal

Found another AMAZING organization today....."   Watch this inspired! 

This organization provides a way for individuals with early stage Alzheimer's to share their experiences....and share with others that they are Still just People.....with Lives that are still worth living.    Just Beautiful!!!

Safe use of Essential Oils to support individuals with Dementia

Essential Oils and Dementia 
Essential Oils are pure, naturally occurring volatile, aromatic compounds found in plants, seeds, bark peel, flowers, stems and roots. If you have ever experienced the scent of a rose, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.
Essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.  In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment and support of a healthy lifestyle.

Alternatives to drugs as first response to behavioral manifestations of dementia

Reducing behavioral Symptoms such as anxiety and agitation in individuals with Dementia without drugs......  That is a Challenge that needs to be addressed every day, both in the home an in care facilities where anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications are often the first choice in response to these challenges.    The side effects of these medications can be devastating!   Drowsiness, lethargy, constipation, dry mouth, rigidity, uncontrollable movements, insomnia, loss of appetite, increased risk of falls and interaction with other medications can be worse than the behavior itself.

A Life Story is a True Legacy Gift for future Generations

Learn how to offer your aging client a Unique service to Record and Save their Life Story as a Legacy gift for their family and future generations.  

WORDS MATTER to indivuals witih Dementia

JOIN the DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE as we work to change Attitudes towards individuals with dementia.  Remember WORDS MATTER!!!    Watch this video and join today!

Age related forgetfulness....or something More?

Are you noticing subtle cognitive changes in a family member? If  these Cognitive Changes you are witnessing over time are meaningful,  need to be checked out by a skilled clinician.  It is  IMPERATIVE that your loved one gets an Early Diagnosis if concerned about memory loss or cognitive decline.   QUALITY OF LIFE is Still Possible!!!    But only with preparation and an understanding.     So, how do you know  WHEN its time to look further?


Benefit Screening of Award Winning Documentary
Sunday March 22nd at 3pm
Lakehouse Music, Asbury Park

See what the Power of Music can do and help the Mission to
 change the Culture of Elder care in America.  

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Center

The Alzheimer's Association continues to be the leader in information, research and support for those dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia.   You can feel confident referring your clients to the website's comprehensive Caregiver Center for help with everything from screenings and diagnosis to end of life care options.   Check it out!