Monthly Archives: October 2017

New topic for Staff Ed. Week: Successful Engagement and The Art of Quilting: A Conversation for the Activity Professional and Recreational Therapist.

Members: Free in-services are available for download beginning November 1st! The Art of Quilting includes: a 19 page PowerPoint presentation, handouts, a pretest and a post-test.  Staff Education Week runs from February 14-21.

“Watercrest Senior Living Group Announces Rhonda Coates as Executive Director of Market Street Memory Care Residence in Tampa,” Business Wire, 10/18/17.

Coates, CDP will be overseeing “the 64-unit, state-of-the-art senior living community” that “opens January 2018.” The facility will offer “exceptional amenities, multi-sensory programming, innovative training, and world-class care for seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.”…

“UC San Diego, IBM Watson Team up to Study Mild Cognitive Impairment,” I Advance Senior Care, 10/4/17.

“IBM has granted $10 million to the University of California-San Diego to study mild cognitive impairment (MCI), one of the earliest and most common forms of neurocognitive decline.”

“Research Suggests Middle-Aged Women with High Blood Pressure could be at Increased Risk of Dementia,” Alzheimer’s Society, 10/4/17.

“Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia later in life, according to a study published today, 4 October 2017, in the medical journal Neurology.”