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Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

St. John’s Innovative Dementia Services Focus on Joy

Thanks in large part to Mimi DeVinney, joy is at the heart of every dementia care program that is delivered across St. John’s. “DeVinney works directly with residents living with…

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St. John’s Dementia Specialist’s Work Featured Locally

For over two decades, Mimi DeVinney has supported residents living at St. John’s Home. That has meant finding innovative ways to engage those who call St. John’s home—particularly those residents…

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Rise in Caregivers Demonstrates a Need

According to a report released in May 2020 by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly  1 in 5 Americans (19%) are providing care to an adult with health…

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How Do the Words We Use Affect Quality of Life with Dementia?

Language matters when it comes to caring for someone living with dementia. Knowing this, St. John’s has focused on avoiding the negative phrases and labels that can adversely affect quality…

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