Effective Communication Strategies for Persons with Dementia

Early this spring we hosted an educational webinar on Effective Communication Strategies for Persons with Dementia. Maggie Cattell, Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana Chapter, was our guest speaker. We learned that communication is more than just talking and listening – it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone…

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10 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the clinical version of the winter blues, aren’t the only ones who struggle with the shorter days, colder weather, and the general blah of the winter months. Less sunlight can affect the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock that governs certain brain wave activity and hormone production. If you’re human,…

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How to Put On and Take Off a Face Mask

How to Put On and Remove a Face Mask  Disposable face masks should be used once and then thrown in the trash. You should also remove  and replace masks when they become moist.  How to Put On a Face Mask  1. Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. …

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When to Consider a Memory Care Assisted Living Community?

Making the decision to move a family member into a memory care community can bring feelings of guilt, doubt, and anxiety. You may ask yourself, will my loved one be safe? Will they be well taken care of? Will they feel lost or abandoned?  This is a natural part of the process of transitioning someone…

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Bringing Hope to Those Feeling Hopeless

It has been said that just being there for someone can bring hope to what might seem like an otherwise hopeless situation. Caregivers of loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s or dementia can truly relate to this feeling as they often feel isolated, stressed, and completely alone. It wasn’t that long ago that families had limited…

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We Are Still Here to Help!

Deciding to move a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is always a difficult decision but given the uncertainty of today’s environment, it is even more daunting.  We want you to know that if you do need help, North Woods Village is ready and prepared to provide exceptional care for your loved one during this…

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