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3 Alternative Techniques to Help Seniors Cope With Memory Loss

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Memory loss for seniors is more than misplacing your keys or forgetting an important item at the grocery store. When seniors suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not just the loss of the practical side of life, it can be the loss of who you as a person. Your memory holds your history, your stories and your experiences and as memory loss occurs, these parts of the memory become fuzzy causing anxiety and frustration.

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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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