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September 17, 2018

Coping When a Loved One Has Dementia

Managing Pain and Loss in Dementia-Affected Relationships and Marriages Having a loved one with dementia hurts. There is pain e…  View article»
August 30, 2018

Memory Kits

In Minnesota, more than 100,000 people are living with dementia and thousands more experience memory loss to a point that it con…  View article»
August 13, 2018

Sympathy for the Symptoms of Dementia

Has this ever happened to you? So, I had a heck of a time the other night. Just wrapped up for the evening at Emerald Crest, lo…  View article»
July 31, 2018

Make an Informed Decision: Assisted Living or Memory Care

One of the toughest decisions families have to make when faced with a loved one who can no longer live independently at home is …  View article»
June 26, 2018

Joyful Noise to the Lord

Pet Peeves, Memory Care, and Making Time for Worship  View article»
May 30, 2018

Understanding the Importance of Structured Activity for Those in Memory Care

When choosing a memory care community for your loved one, you’ll want to ask questions about how people spend their time, how ac…  View article»
May 14, 2018

Emerald Crest Worship

I am new at Emerald Crest, having been serving as chaplain and campus pastor since early April. A primary function of my work is…  View article»
April 27, 2018

Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

With over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, the volunteer driven ACT on Alzheimer’s understands the need for …  View article»
March 26, 2018

Dementia’s Evolution: Negative and Positive Changes are Possible

It can be surprising that features of memory loss may include anger, agitation and peace, calm There is a broad assumption that…  View article»
March 20, 2018

Support Groups Make a Crucial Difference in the Quality of Caregivers’ Lives

They are our neighbors, friends, siblings and co-workers, thrust into caregiving roles with little notice or preparation. Their …  View article»
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— Jackie, registered nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and daughter of Emerald Crest resident

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