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To Your Health & Safety Seminar

Saturday, November 9, St. Paul’s Memory Care Resource Center is hosting a cost-free seminar for both persons living with dementia and their care partners focusing on health and safety. Sergeant Carrie Peters of the Appleton Police Department will discuss creating safety plans. Laura Charlier, dietician at St. Paul Elder Services will provide a cooking demonstration focused on the MIND diet and share more on the MIND diet and recipes that support memory health. A panel of experts will be addressing […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/to-your-health-safety-seminar/

Join On a Positive Note Chorus for an Afternoon of Musical Exploration!

On a Positive Note, the Jukebox Quartet, and John McFadden and his ukulele come together for an afternoon of music that is sure to have you tapping your toes and singing along! Music-themed artwork from Memory Cafe participants will be proudly displayed to bring sounds and sights together in perfect harmony. We hope to see you there! Please click here for the flyer with full information. When? Saturday, November 9 at 2:00p Where? Thompson Center on Lourdes (2331 E Lourdes […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/join-on-a-positive-note-chorus-for-an-afternoon-of-musical-exploration/

Beaming, Inc. and Fox Valley Memory Project Partner to Offer a Unique Equine Experience

On November 2nd, friends of Fox Valley Memory Project will have the opportunity to interact with, learn from, groom, feed, and have a photo with friendly therapy horses at Beaming, Inc in Neenah. Thank you to Walt Zerrenner for sponsoring the chance to get up close and personal with horses!   You can find the full information for this event here. Please call or e-mail the contacts provided to register as space is limited for the event. If you have […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/beaming-inc-and-fox-valley-memory-project-partner-to-offer-a-unique-equine-experience/

Your Pharmacy, Your Partner

There is a saying, “Drugs don’t work in people who don’t take them.” One of your best allies in maintaining optimum health can be your pharmacist. Understanding that relationship and the ways that both you as the consumer, and the pharmacy can relate results is not only the best service, but also increases the chance for better compliance. There are several factors for your consideration in making the most of your pharmacy relationship. Busy times at pharmacies can mean more […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/your-pharmacy-your-partner/

What Good Does It Do To Talk About It?

Focus on Caregivers Sharing Their Experience Every person experiencing memory loss is a unique human being. Every family caregiver for a person with memory loss is a unique human being. Memory loss plays out differently for each person. Caregiving is unique to each person involved. As I have worked with families, I am completely convinced of the richness and value in what you have to say about your unique experiences. Caregiving is an ongoing journey that you would not have […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/what-good-does-it-do-to-talk-about-it/

Understanding

I recently came across this quote: “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.”  -Marvin J. Aston I have a copy of this quote on the door of my office and on my computer as a reminder for me each day at the clinic. I have decided to also put it on the Fox […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/understanding/

Mike Rohrkaste is new executive director of Fox Valley Memory Project

Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) has selected Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah as its new full-time executive director, effective July 1. In his new role, Rohrkaste will oversee various FVMP programs that help people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia live positively and stay engaged with their communities. These programs include: Nine monthly Memory Cafés in seven locations across the Fox Valley Purple Angel Dementia Awareness program to train local businesses how to best serve people with memory loss The […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/mike-rohrkaste-is-new-executive-director-of-fox-valley-memory-project/

Art Viewing and Art Making

People living with dementia in the Fox Valley enjoy regular opportunities to look at art and make art. For example, many Fox Valley Memory Project memory café gatherings include some kind of active engagement with the arts.   In addition, we have two SPARK programs in the Fox Valley that offer monthly experiences of art viewing and art making at the Building for Kids and the Trout Museum of Art. Also, you should know that if you travel to different […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/art-viewing-and-art-making/

Holding Onto Dignity With Dementia

One of the biggest challenges for people with dementia is retaining a sense of identity and meaning in life. How do people do this when they lose the ability to learn and retain new information, are confused about time and place, and have to rely on others to do things they once did independently? Researchers in the Netherlands conducted interviews with 14 people having mild to moderate dementia in order to answer this question. Personal dignity reflects people’s sense of […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/holding-onto-dignity-with-dementia/

The Healing Power of the Arts

One of the strengths of the Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) is its commitment to giving people living with dementia and their care partners opportunities for arts engagement. This includes people still living in their homes, as well as those who have moved to residential care. Since we began, the FVMP has sponsored annual community events to showcase various forms of creativity. We began with a Poetry Party with Alzheimer Poetry Project founder, Gary Glazner (http://www.alzpoetry.com/). Gary has an international […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/the-healing-power-of-the-arts/
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