Tips for helping people living with Alzheimer's and dementia

Tips for helping people living with Alzheimer's and dementia

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Those newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia often don't get a lot of support from friends and neighbors -- usually because they don't know exactly how they can be helpful.

In this video, Shannon Braun, director of The ERS Center for Memory Support & Inclusion, has some helpful suggestions for how you can help someone living with those diseases and their family or others who care for them. You can watch more helpful video tips from Shannon and make it a great Mindful Monday.

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Kristin Davenport
December 05, 2022
Kristin Davenport is the Director of Communications for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Kristin leads ERS’s efforts to share stories that delight and inspire through social media, online content, annual reports, magazines, newsletters, public relations, and events. Kristin earned her BFA in graphic design from Wittenberg University. She joined ERS in 2014 after a 25-year career as a visual journalist and creative director with American City Business Journals. Her role at ERS has ignited her passion for making Cincinnati a dementia-inclusive city, and she spends time with residents as a SAIDO® Learning lead supporter. Kristin is the executive producer and co-host of the Linkage Podcast for ERS. Kristin and her husband Alex live in Lebanon, Ohio, with their two daughters. She also serves as a Trustee and the President of the Lebanon Food Pantry and is a board member for ArtScape Lebanon, where she teaches painting and has an art studio, Indium Art.

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