Learning to Live with a Family Member with Dementia

Hearing the news that a loved one has dementia, isn’t only devastating for the individual diagnosed but also for the family. I am speaking from experience. My father was diagnosed with dementia. He explained it as looking through a foggy windshield where he couldn’t get the wipers to clean the glass. I saw it as…

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2021 Leader Under 40 Awarded to North Woods Village Executive Director

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, a Michiana assisted living memory care community, is celebrating its rising star Executive Director, Deejra Lee. Mrs. Lee was recently honored at the Indiana Assisted Living Association (“INALA”) annual conference as the 2021 Leader Under 40.  Mrs. Lee is a natural-born leader and outstanding citizen. Deejra has gained a…

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Inverness Lakes Wins Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Assisted Living

Since opening our doors, North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes has worked to be the gold standard for Assisted Living Memory Care in Fort Wayne and neighboring areas. We set about achieving this goal not only with purposefully designed architecture but with an outstanding resident-centered approach to care and overall life-enriching programming.  With North Woods…

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Wings In The Woods: A Release Of Hope

We welcome you to Wings in the Woods: A Release of Hope. Please join the staff and residents of North Woods Village on Wednesday, September 29th from 4:30 – 6:00pm as we release live butterflies as a symbol of hope for a world without Alzheimer’s. Butterflies available for purchase through a $10 donation to benefit…

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Focusing on what We can Do Today!

Chances are that you’ve been taking care of a lot of other people lately. You listen, encourage, provide funds, coordinate details, pick up the pieces, worry about and give a huge part of your heart and soul so the people you love will be “okay.” Amid that, however, the self-care you know you need gets…

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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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