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/

Fox Valley Memory Project Programming Cancellations through April 5

In light of recent guidelines and restrictions, Fox Valley Memory Project programs and activities from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, April 5 are cancelled. Please see the list below for the cancelled activities: Memory Cafe at St Paul’s Memory Resource Center (Monday, March 23 at 10:30a) Mindworks at Goodwill Community Campus (Tuesday, March 24 from 11:00a – 2:15p) Memory Cafe at St John UCC (Tuesday, March 24 at 1:30p) TLC Caregiver Support Group face-to-face meeting (Tuesday, March 24 at 1:00p) […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/fox-valley-memory-project-programming-cancellations-through-april-5/

Memory Cafes Cancelled for March 16th, March 18th, and March 19th

Staff and volunteers of Fox Valley Memory Project have decided to cancel next week’s Memory Cafes: Neenah Public Library (Monday, March 16th) at 1:30p Menasha Public Library (Wednesday, March 18th) at 1:30p Memorial Presbyterian Church (Thursday, March 19th) at 1:30p While this is a difficult decision to make, we understand that it is a responsible decision to ensure the health and safety of our participants. We will be making decisions regarding the March 23, March 24, and March 25 Memory […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/memory-cafes-cancelled-for-march-16th-march-18th-and-march-19th/

NBC26 Cares Spotlights Caregivers in the Fox Valley

A big thank you to Harriet Redman and Lisa Schneider (on behalf of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance, along with Respite Care Association of Wisconsin) for assisting Fox Valley Memory Project highlight one important opportunity for caregivers in our community. Also, thank you to Stacy Engebretson and her team for taking the time to speak with caregivers, staff, and participants to create a wonderful story. Click here to see the full story by Stacy Engebretson. https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/nbc26-cares-spotlights-caregivers-in-the-fox-valley/

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/
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