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Join Our Workshop on Effective Communication Strategies For People With Alzheimer’s: Thursday, September 1st!

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 1st, Franklin County Rehab Center will be hosting an educational workshop, aimed at helping caregivers and family members work on effective communication strategies with people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

“Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed,” states the Alzheimer’s Association. 

This workshop will be lead by our Enrichment Director, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and Oasis (Person-Centered Care) Coach, Ann Hawksby. She is also on the facility’s very successful antipsychotic medication reduction team, that believes in trying to assist with behavioral issues, with non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as validation, redirection, small group programs, 1:1 programs, Music and Memory, and aroma therapy.

If you are someone or know someone that suffers from this debilitating disease, please join us. Let’s work together to #EndALZ!  

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Music & Memory: Song Tunes Up Memories at Franklin County Rehab

We are very excited to announce that we have introduced a new program at Franklin County Rehab Center! Our Music & Memory program is aimed at helping our residents who experience anxiety, advanced stage dementia or Alzheimer’s, a chance to listen to individualized playlists on an iPod shuffle, and experience the power of music to trigger memories, sing, clap, and enjoy the moment. This new program has been in the works since April, and through a lot of hard work and dedication, our staff was able to make this dream program become a reality.

Some of our residents who have experienced a Music & Memory therapy session have truly enjoyed the therapeutic benefits of personalized music. Through the individual playlists, we are able to create customized tunes that relate specifically to them and what music they used to listen to when they were younger. It’s wonderful to see our residents come to life in a new way, through music. Music makes memories and we are truly thrilled to see them happy and in the moment.

The St. Albans Messenger featured a story on our Music & Memory program earlier this month. Click here to view the first page. For page two, please click here.

To learn more about M&M, please visit the Music & Memory website.

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