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Jan 04, 2023

If you are like most people, you automatically thought of Alzheimer’s, but Alzheimer’s is just one cause of dementia. We would like you to know that dementia is an “umbrella” term that describes a decline in memory, reasoning and thinking skills that significantly impacts a person's ability ...

Dec 28, 2022

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell Because of the stigma and uncertainty that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia brings, friendships and close relationships are often fractured. It is a disease that is feared ...

Dec 21, 2022

Gathering for the holidays, listening to the happy chatter, and enjoying the festive happenings is something we look forward to each year, but for someone that is living with a dementia it can be cause for confusion and anxiety. The Alzheimer’s Association states that a person with dementia is ...

Dec 12, 2022

APHASIA - Are you familiar with this brain disorder? The National Aphasia Association (www.aphasia.org) conducted a survey to find out what people knew about aphasia. Only 8.8% of respondents correctly identified aphasia as a language disorder. The other 91.2% had no clue. It was the recent annou...

Dec 07, 2022

UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Stay tuned for our next Better Together Memory Cafe event in 2023! Join us at Elder-Well® Adult Day in Natick for our holiday Memory Café event, featuring Christmas caroling with Judy Maggs, crafts, cookies, and cocoa! Afterward, head just around the corner...

Nov 28, 2022

According to the Alzheimer's Association, Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior, and feelings can be affected. While most changes in the b...

May 02, 2022

Elder-Well® Adult Day will be hosting a memory café event at our Natick center one Saturday per month, starting on Saturday, May 21st. Join us each month and enjoy our interactive social time, stimulating activities, and learn about resources available in our community. What is a Memory Café? ...

Apr 08, 2022

Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. Learn more about the greater Dementia Friends Massachusetts movement. As a Dementia Friends Champion, Elder-Well® co-founder Ka...

Jan 14, 2022

The ability to create, express, and focus on our thoughts brings us a sense of inner peace.  For those living with a Dementia diagnosis, there are far more life stressors than calming moments in their day, so providing creative avenues of expression should be part of their daily care plan. Creat...

Dec 15, 2021

Supporting the “rhythm of life” for those living with a memory impairment should be considered a vital part of their care plan.  What is the rhythm of life?  It is a routine sense of familiarity of our days and life happenings, including: Morning, afternoon, and night routines Social e...