Date: Oct 7th, 2013 12:19pm
Author: Maria Reyes

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation on Ecumen Awakenings at the recent Nebraska Nursing Facility Association and Nebraska Assisted Living Association Fall Convention. 

Date: Oct 1st, 2013 4:45pm
Author: Ben Taylor

We’re very pleased that Dr. Tracy Tomac, who was one of the early collaborators in the development of the Ecumen Awakenings ™ program, is going to continue to partner with us as consulting psychiatrist for Ecumen Awakenings as it moves into its fourth year.

Date: Sep 23rd, 2013 4:05pm
Author: Eric Schubert

We have experienced through Ecumen Awakenings how collaboration between long-term care professionals and physicians can have a dramatic impact on reducing antipsychotic medications in dementia care and improve lives.

Date: Sep 20th, 2013 3:19pm
Author: Administrator

Until there is an Alzheimer’s cure, there must be the very best care.  That rings loud and clear to us at Ecumen as we look at the World Alzheimer Report 2013: ‘Jour

Date: Sep 11th, 2013 11:36am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Ecumen Director of Quality Improvement Shelley Matthes discusses going beyond drugs to calm 'behaviors' of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

Date: Aug 28th, 2013 3:38pm
Author: Shelley Matthes

Many beliefs of Alzheimer's and other dementias are outmoded, and it's time we reframe our thinking.

Date: Aug 13th, 2013 2:31pm
Author: Shelley Matthes

Ecumen colleague Lori Olson shares a customer-led solution so he can enjoy his exercise routine on his terms.

Date: Aug 2nd, 2013 12:28pm
Author: Maria Reyes

By Maria Reyes, RN, Ecumen Awakenings Manager

How can a care team provide outstanding long-term care for a person who is a blank slate? 

Date: Jul 24th, 2013 2:18pm
Author: Jennifer Severson

In a recent Daily Mail online article shared by @DemenShare_ on Twitter, we learned about a worst-case scenario when a UK hospital used sedatives to quiet a 76-year-old with dementia.

Date: Jul 23rd, 2013 3:51pm
Author: Shelley Matthes

The role of antipsychotics in care for Alzheimer's and related dementias is changing, which is a very good thing.