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A Respite Vacation

Respite Vacation Stays Information Twin Cities MN
By Chris and Laurie Kemp, CSAs The approaching summer brings thoughts of vacations. If you are providing care for a spouse, a parent or other loved one, the desire for a vacation from your daily tasks may be very strong, but figuring out how to do it may seem insurmountable. One solution may be to […]
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We Know How This Ends Book Twin Cities MN
We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying By Bruce H. Kramer with Cathy Wurzer My current in process reading includes this book. I heard Cathy Wurzer and Bruce Kramer’s widow, Ev Emerson speak about it at the Recent St. Paul Senior Worker’s Spring Conference. In 2010, Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with ALS. He was […]
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Grandpa's Got De-Men-Cha Dementia Book Rebecca Youngmark
Grandpa’s Got De-men-cha  by Rebecca Youngmark This book was written by a client who has done her homework regarding housing options should she need them in the future for her husband. This interactive book is designed for family members to use with children.  It is illustrated so that a child can color the pages as […]
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Parkinson's Disease 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Twin Cities MN
Parkinson’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier By Shelley Peterman Schwarz April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparing for that we wanted to find a book that might be helpful for families living with Parkinson’s. The author Shelley Schwarz was diagnosed with MS in 1978. As she struggled and learned about living with […]
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Music for the Mind

Music Beneficial for Elderly Suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia Twin Cities MN
Eunice K. Neubauer, CSA Recently, I’ve been learning and hearing more and more about music programs for those with Alzheimer’s or a dementia diagnosis. One of my clients sings in the MacPhail Giving Voice Chorus http://www.givingvoicechorus.org which is tremendous! Most memory care options have music therapy or music programming as part of their activities. Look […]
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