Blog Archive

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013 1:47pm
Author: Anonymous

So many people across Ecumen have made Ecumen Awakenings possible and are contributing to the program's learnings and growth. It is innovation that empowers and honors those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia while underscoring our mission and vision.

Date: Dec 23rd, 2013 10:53am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

In the Star Tribune’s Movers & Shakers column today, Ecumen VP of Philanthropy Judy Blaseg talks about how Ecumen’s mission and her personal experience drew her to applying her fundraising skills to

Date: Dec 19th, 2013 9:59am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

The December issue of

Date: Nov 25th, 2013 4:31pm
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

Ecumen Quality Improvement Nurse Maria Reyes learned valuable lessons taking care of her grandmother

Date: Nov 19th, 2013 10:40am
Author: Maria Reyes

One way that pharmaceutical companies could be extremely helpful in helping the world change its dementia care for the better is to help highlight when not to use antipsychotics and to support a national campaign on more holistic, integrated dementia care.  A small portion of that $2.2 billion settlement could go a long way in that effort.  Until we have a cure, we must provide the absolute best care.

Date: Nov 7th, 2013 10:06am
Author: Ecumen Awakenings Team

By Jim Gross, Executive Director, Ecumen in Owatonna

Date: Oct 17th, 2013 3:53pm
Author: Ben Taylor

Stevens Square Foundation of Minneapolis awarded Ecumen a $25,000 grant to expand the reach of the Ecumen Awakenings program during a ceremony at the foundation’s annual meeting October 11, 2013.

Date: Oct 16th, 2013 10:05am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Care team members are a critical link in helping identify delirium, which is often confused for dementia.

Date: Oct 11th, 2013 11:00am
Author: Eric Schubert

Ecumen Trustee Olivia Mastry is speaking at Alzheimer Europe about Act on Alzheimer’s, which is a very cool Minnesota effort that fosters collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s dise

Date: Oct 9th, 2013 11:32am
Author: Shelley Matthes

Here are 10 characteristics we look for when hiring an outstanding Alzheimer's care professional at Ecumen - what would you add to this list?