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Dementia Diagnosis

Radio Show – Living Well With Memory Loss on WHBY The below article corresponds to a radio show episode from January 2022. Scroll to the bottom of this page to listen to the radio show If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of memory loss, finding a diagnosis is one of the most important things you can do to improve quality of life. Accurate diagnosis can provide you with a clearer picture of the existing symptoms and what […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/dementia-diagnosis/

Occupational Therapy for Dementia

Understanding How Occupational Therapy Can Help Patients with Dementia Written by Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Students from Fox Valley Technical College, Cami Mobley & Emery Podowicz What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy is defined as a profession that helps individuals ranging over the entire aging spectrum to do things that an individual wants or needs to do. Occupational therapists work to enable individuals of all ages to live their life to its full potential by maximizing their level of independence […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/occupational-therapy-for-dementia/

April Events

Download Printable Schedule Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun. Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, April 7 – 1:30 – 3:00p Spring is on Wing!  It’s a great time of the year to do a little bird watching and see who all made the trip back for the summer!  We will complete […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/april2022-events/

Sensory Bin Activity

Engaging Activity for people with Dementia by Kristy Millar, Resource Navigator Many family care partners of those living with dementia express frustration that their loved one will follow them throughout the house, making it difficult to complete necessary tasks such as paying bills, making appointments, and so on. Your loved one with dementia may find comfort in knowing where you are. In a world that is increasingly confusing to them, you are their guide. Finding meaningful activities that your loved […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/sensory-bin-activity/

January Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun.   Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, January 6 – 1:30 – 3:00p Are you feeling lucky in 2022? Join us for some fun bingo and silly conversations to start the New Year out right! River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, January […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/january2022-events/

December Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun. Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, December 2 There is no Memory Café this month! River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, December 16 – 1:30 – 3:00p Christmas Past, Present, Future.  Favorite Christmas stories, favorite cookie discussion with cookie decorating. Chilton Ledge […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/december-events-2021/

Holiday Tips

Juggling being a care partner along with your usual holiday engagements can be a challenge. There may be family members who are not familiar with dementia and the disease progression in your loved one. There may be duties like cooking or hosting which are traditionally your role but could be too much to do this year. While the holidays may look different when your loved one has dementia, here are a few tips to help support you and your loved […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/holiday-tips/

November Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun. Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, November 4 – 1:30 – 3:00p As we enter the Holiday Season, let’s bask in the nostalgia of the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, the giant balloon floats, Turkey Tom, Street Performances, and more! Bring your memories and your creativity. River Tyme […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/november-events/

What’s in a Name?

by Susan H. McFadden Ph.D. People sometimes ask how we came up with the name for Fox Valley Memory Project. It actually happened rather quickly in the process of discussing who we would serve and what we would do. Dr. Lee Vogel, Beth Belmore, Margie Rankin and I met regularly starting in December, 2010, and a year later, things were moving quickly toward obtaining funding to launch this new organization. Now we needed a name! We had already decided to […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/whats-in-a-name/

Intergenerational Chorus Collaboration – “When Memory Fades”

The On a Positive Note Chorus and the Xavier High School Chorale   Several years ago, Emily Albrecht, a music education major at St. Olaf College, proposed an exciting idea to her mother, Kathleen. For one of her course requirements, she would design a detailed curriculum for high school students to learn about aging, dementia, creativity, music, and creating dementia friendly communities. Emily knew the music teachers at Xavier High School, her alma mater, and invited the director of the […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/intergenerational-chorus-collaboration-when-memory-fades/
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