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Crossing: A caregiver’s journey – Book Review by Susan H. McFadden

I have read a lot of poetry by people caring for loved ones with dementia, but this collection of poems is by far the best in my opinion. It describes a journey of love and care from the first moments of being concerned about someone’s cognitive abilities, to the time when care is no longer possible in the home and a transition must be made to a residential care community, and then to death and grief. The book opens by […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/crossing-a-caregivers-journey-book-review-by-susan-h-mcfadden/

Social Isolation Affects our Memory

In the last few years, there has been a lot of research on the effects of social isolation on health and well-being. In 2018, the government in the United Kingdom created a Ministry of Loneliness and stated that loneliness is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time. Little did they know how much attention we’d be paying to loneliness and social isolation in 2020! Earlier this year, a research article reported on a study of over 10,000 […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/social-isolation-affects-our-memory/

On a Positive Note – “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer” Lyrics and Video

Last, but certainly not least, “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”, the final song for the Spring 2020 song list! You’re sure to find just as much energy and enthusiasm here as you did in the beginning. Thank you for singing and dancing your way through the Sping 2020 song list with the On a Positive Note chorus! Hopefully these songs and videos have made you smile, tap your toes, and urged you to sing along!     https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/on-a-positive-note-lazy-hazy-crazy-days-of-summer-lyrics-and-video/

On a Positive Note – “Under the Boardwalk”

Taking us to Motown with “Under the Boardwalk”. Yet another hit put together by Director Kathleen and her husband Bill and daughter Emily! This video will shoot you right back with the hair, the dresses, and the dance moves! Even if you aren’t a current member of On a Positive Note chorus, enjoy this video and join us in creating moments of joy right where we are! https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/on-a-positive-note-under-the-boardwalk/

On a Positive Note – “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”

Our next song is “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”! And for those of you who are baseball fans, you may be a little down that Opening Day has come and gone and no games are currently scheduled. But here is a treat for all of you! Even if you aren’t a current member of On a Positive Note chorus, enjoy this video and join us in creating moments of joy right where we are!   https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/on-a-positive-note-take-me-out-to-the-ball-game/

On a Positive Note – Video and Lyrics for “If Everybody Had an Ocean / Surfin’ USA”

In keeping with Spring Concert 2020 “practice”, Kathleen, Bill, and Emily bring you yet another entertaining video and lyrics to … Surfin’ USA! Keep tuning in to see what might be next! Even if you aren’t a member of the On a Positive Note chorus, learn and sing along! These songs and videos are sure to make you smile and laugh and you won’t be able to help but join in!   https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/on-a-positive-note-video-and-lyrics-for-if-everybody-had-an-ocean-surfin-usa/
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