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Mindful Connections: An Innovative, Community-Based, Therapeutic Program at The Cedars

For seniors in the early stages of memory loss still living at home, Mindful Connections provides powerful, personalized therapy to preserve independence, cognitive function, and hope.

BY THE AGE OF 60, between 5 and 7 percent of people will suffer from some form of memory loss. By the age of 85, 50 percent will show symptoms of cognitive impairment, usually diagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease. Whether it affects us or someone we love, dementia will touch all our lives—but The Cedars believes it should not define our lives.

It’s a bold view, and it is true: people with memory loss have the ability to lead rich … Read more here.

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Health and Wellness: Helping Seniors Live Well With Dementia

"Living Well With Dementia" program participants at The Cedars

Program participants Bob and Dan work on a “brain gym” exercise designed to strenghthen cognitive connections.

 A diagnosis of dementia — from Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, or mild to moderate Multi-Infarct Dementia used to be mean “the end” of meaningful life for afflicted seniors. A new program offered at The Cedars proves, however, that life not only goes on — it can be rich in meaning, independence and dignity.

The Cedars’ new community-based outpatient program, “Living Well With Dementia,” designed for seniors with a diagnosis of mild … Read more here.

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