Recent research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is beginning to get lots of attention from mainstream media. Here’s a roundup of items over the past month that caught the attention of Dr. Tracy Tomac, Ecumen's consulting psychiatrist.
Ecumen has named two directors to lead the expansion of its nationally recognized Ecumen Awakenings™ program that...
Local pastor Jim Joseph is helping Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors, Minn., kick off a new "Music and Memory" program.
Dr. Tracy Tomac, MD, Ecumen’s consulting psychiatrist, points out three very recent studies that document the high risks for elderly patients taking antipsychotic drugs. Her summaries follow:
Dementia gradually diminishes a person’s ability to communicate properly, requiring patience, understanding and good listening skills. The following infographic offers a few suggestions on how to overcome barriers between you and the person with dementia.
What does a doctor do when she’s treating patients with a disease like Alzheimer’s that has no cure? Dr.
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A Star Tribune lead editorial on April 5, 2014, said Ecumen Awakenings dementia care program is “effective and compassionate” and “should become the standard of care across the nation as baby...
Ecumen Detroit Lakes is among 12 Minnesota organizations receiving grants through ACT on Alzheimer’s to help create more dementia-friendly communities.
In today’s Duluth News Tribune, reporter John Lundy gives a sensitive and compelling account of how Awakenings works to calm dementia without drugs. Shelley Matthes, RN,...