TowerLight Blog

Spirituality and Aging–Holding On and Letting Go

December 11, 2017

Religious and spiritual beliefs and practices are important in the lives of many of us. When we get older, we reflect back on our lives and also look forward to a sense of meaning, purpose and connectedness in aging. Some of that involves deciding what we want to hold on to or let go of. So many of Ebenezer’s new residents have to engage in the process of holding on and letting go simply by moving into a smaller apartment than the home they had previously lived in. “What d […]

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Considering Moving Your Parent To Memory Care? Here Are Some Tips!

October 2, 2017

There could come a time when your parent with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia will need more care than can be provided at home. During the middle and late stages of dementia, sometimes 24-hour supervision is required to ensure the person’s safety.  As dementia progresses further, round-the-clock care requirements become more intensive.Making the decision to move a parent into a specialized memory care environment may be difficult, as it is tough to suddenly be faced wi […]

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Ten Things I Learned at the Dementia Action Alliance Conference

September 26, 2017

At the end of June, I had the opportunity to experience the first ever North American Dementia Action Alliance Conference in Atlanta. This was an amazing event, the best and most moving dementia conference I have ever been to, and it scrambled my brain in the very best way.The conference organizers included persons with early-stage dementia in their planning. There were many speakers at the conference who also had dementia, who spoke movingly and clearly about horrendous experiences with diagnos […]

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Dramatically Different Memory Care

September 18, 2017

Our Memory Care program at Ebenezer now has a name –Dimensions. Dimensions has five building blocks:    Wellness through person-centered, relationship –based care,    Innovative training    Engagement    Supportive environments    Family education and supportWe have gathered best practices in each of these realms and are giving our sites the tools they need to implement them effectively and consistently. I chose the n […]

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