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New Spaces Engage Residents with Dementia

Finding new ways to engage residents is a constant goal of our direct care team at St. John’s Home. Our newest Beyond Memory dementia care rooms were designed to do…

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The Often Underestimated Impact of Aphasia

Have you ever had a word, a name, or an idea that was on the tip of your tongue and you just could not get it out? Most of us…

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How Can Music Help Create Better Caregiver Connections?

There is an incredible vignette from HBO’s 2009 documentary series The Alzheimer’s Project that speaks to how powerful music can be as a communication tool for those living with dementia.…

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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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