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Back to School With Alzheimer’s

Posted on: September 27 2016

Alzheimer’s in School It’s September - school is back in session and I recently came across a few articles I want to share. The first, from Colorado Public Radio about intergenerational learning where a group of seventh graders in Denver were involved in a service learning project featuring seniors with Alzheimer’s. The second article is within the first one as a link to England’s Intergenerational Schools Project. In 2012, the UK Alzheimer’s Society began working on the Dementia4Schools Project as part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on...

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The End of Alzheimer’s Starts With You and Me

Posted on: September 19 2016

The End Of Alzheimer's Starts With You That is the one of the Alzheimer's Association slogans. Yesterday was the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Shelburne, Vermont. The Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest national event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Vermont Walks were held in Rutland and St. Johnsbury earlier this month; the last one is in Bennington on September 25.   This was my first Walk. As the daughter and former full-time Caregiver to a parent with dementia, I was very moved. It...

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The Cycles of Life Part 7

Posted on: September 13 2016

Throughout these Cycles of Life posts, I have mentioned “list” several times. In this age of technology, I must admit that I am a fan of good old-fashioned paper. Don’t get me wrong, I love my smart phone and use it all the time but I also have a binder and a notebook for each of my parents. I find the binder is very helpful at doctor appointments and especially during a hospital visit or stay. The binder allows me to add, maintain and find their health care information easily plus I don't need...

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Comedy for a Cause Tonight!

Posted on: September 09 2016

Armistead Senior Care and Spring Village at Essex are co-sponsoring Comedy for a Cause on Friday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. at Twiggs American Gastropub, 24 North Main Street, Saint Albans City. Tickets are $20, proceeds benefit the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition.   Doors open at 6:30, show runs from 7:00-9:00. Not suitable for people under 18. Email Carrie Rae at Carrie.shamel@springvillageessex.com for more info.   We are proud to support the Franklin County Dementia Care Coalition, whose mission is to be a vocal advocate for those affected by this disease. Their services are always available to help individuals and families...

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The Cycles of Life Part 6

Posted on: August 26 2016

For some people, the financial planning piece is the hardest part. For others, the health care piece is more difficult. You probably have a good idea about how your loved one feels. Either way the health care planning is equally as important, especially if there is a chronic illness present. Again, be gentle, yet firm; be empathetic yet realistic; be compassionate yet solution oriented. Be kind and be patient, this is hard. Communication continues to be the key/foundation to knowledge and knowledge is power.   If you have been following the previous posts, you already have created the...

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The Cycles of Life Part 5

Posted on: August 16 2016

The next stage of early planning involves Important Documents-yes, the legal paperwork otherwise known as estate planning. It is understandable why we put off these conversations-they may feel more intrusive to your loved ones because they involve money and their belongings. In addition, they will have to imagine the end of their life, another bummer of a conversation. Unfortunately, they must come to terms with it. Explain that this process gives them control; they will be in control over their assets and property, in control of their health care by expressing their goals and wishes - especially regarding their...

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Join Us at “The Taste of Woodstock”

Posted on: August 12 2016

Armistead Senior Care and The Thompson Senior Center will take part in the "The Taste of Woodstock" on Saturday, August 13th starting at 10:00 a.m. Come join the fun and stop by our booth! The Taste of Woodstock is a festival of food, drink, live music, street performers, kids activities, dancing, tastings, and shopping that will be held Saturday, Aug.13, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Woodstock. This year the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with other community nonprofits — like Purple Crayon Productions — to offer a “taste” of everything for which the...

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