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How Colors Improve Mood, Concentration and Memory for Seniors

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The colors you see each day have a much bigger impact on your mood and memory than you probably think. For instance, the color red increases the rate of your heartbeat, which causes time to appear as if it’s going faster. Green, on the other hand, creates an atmosphere of emotional balance. When you see green, your eyes relax and your concentration increases.

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Meet the Team: Mary Jo Hannasch, Memory Care and Care Suites Coordinator, Garnette Gardens

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Mary Jo Hannasch has dedicated her career to improving the lives of seniors who suffer from memory loss. With over 25 years of experience working with Midwest seniors and dementia, Mary Jo has become a recognized expert and speaker on memory loss including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Identifying Alzheimer’s Unpredictable Behaviors and How to Manage Them

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia not only affect memory and cognitive skills, but the disease often affects the way your loved one acts and feels. Changes in the brain can lead to unusual and unpredictable thinking and behavior. Some people find these changes to be the most distressing outcome of the disease.

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors with Dementia

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Living with dementia or Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to interfere with summertime activities. While there are some activities not suitable for everyone, use these tips to create an Alzheimer’s summer fun plan to help build connectivity and lasting memories for your whole family.

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Vista Prairie at Garnette Gardens Welcomes Dementia Expert to its Memory Care and Care Suite Units

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The new Memory Care and Care Suites Coordinator will be expert resource for entire Redwood Falls region 

Vista Prairie at Garnette Gardens Senior Living Community in Redwood Falls, Minn. today announced the appointment of Mary Jo Hannasch as its Memory Care and Care Suites Coordinator. Hannasch, who has more than 25 years of experience working with the geriatric population and dementing illnesses, is a recognized expert and speaker on dementia related topics including Alzheimer’s disease.

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