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I Care Inspires Care Partners of People with Dementia

By |2016-10-31T15:03:26+00:00October 19th, 2015|alzheimers, behaviors, care partner, caring, communication, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Kerry Mills, Living with Purpose, loved one, Uncategorized|

Fear, frustration and stress – Being a care partner of a loved one with dementia is physically and emotionally difficult, but help and support are available. I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People With Dementia, written by Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills, provides caregivers a sense of hope and inspiration to make the [...]

First long-term Care Community in Argentina to Complete Montessori Training

By |2016-10-31T15:03:28+00:00October 16th, 2015|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Living with Purpose, long term care, Montessori, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the staff at Fundacion Nuevo Hohar LeDor VaDor for enthusiastically completing their first Montessori for Dementia workshop. Approximately 35 staff members from a large Jewish home for the aged in Buenos Aires spent time in intense training with me in September. As I reflect on my time with the staff, I can’t help [...]

Living with Purpose

By |2016-10-31T15:03:32+00:00May 16th, 2014|dementia, Living with Purpose|

Living with PurposeBy Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLPEach and every one of us likes to feel that we are needed.  We like to help out, make a difference and be useful.  Helping others adds purpose and meaning to our life.  Completing a job-well-done gives a boost to our self-esteem.  People with dementia have the same desire [...]