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Cedar Lake Village Walks to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, October 10 2015 2:02 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Cedar Lake Village recently participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held on Sunday, October 4 in Overland Park, KS.  This walk benefitted the Alzheimer’s Association and was sponsored by the Heart of America Chapter.    Team members consisted of staff, families, and friends.  Several employees of Farmer’s Bank, the bank onsite Cedar Lake Village, also participated in the walk and supported our team.  In total, 18 participants… Read Article

Community connections and interaction: A new approach to dementia care

Thursday, September 24 2015 10:55 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
(Olathe, Kansas) – Uncertainty, fear and anger often come with a dementia diagnosis.   For family members, the behaviors that arise from dementia are often the most challenging part of this spectrum of illnesses, says Tracey Torola, senior living manager at Cedar Lake Village in Olathe, Kansas.     Click on the image above to watch the video.   But Cedar Lake Village seeks to help dementia patients and their families in new ways.   T… Read Article

Relating to others by recycling: Residents please Christ stitching ‘plarn’ mats

Friday, September 4 2015 9:54 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  (Olathe, Kansas) – Mary Cook’s mother tried teaching her to crochet, but Mary says it was hard for her to relate to the kind of activity her mom enjoyed doing in her downtime.   Today, however, as a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Olathe [Cedar Lake Village], Mary says she’s found a new way to relate to her mom — and to others. Mary is part of a group working to crochet mats for homeless community members.   &… Read Article

Taking care of the caregiver: Tips to avoid burnout

Thursday, September 3 2015 2:50 PM
Categorized In Relationships
More than 25 percent of adults in the United States provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend during the past year. If you are one of these caregivers, you know that burnout can be a critical issue.   Staying healthy yourself — physically, mentally and emotionally — is vital. Try to find the right balance of providing care for a loved one and yourself during this time.   There is no immunity from stress, and your… Read Article

Spotlight on Cedar Lake Village - HERLIFE Magazine

Friday, July 31 2015 4:07 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Photograph by Anne Canon Photography   by: Cindy McDermott   A trip down memory lane is a sweet, enjoyable adventure for many people. But for those suffering from dementia, the stroll can become an agonizing journey as this cruel disease slowly dissolves their memories.   In early 2016, KC metro residents will have another choice in housing for those dealing with the effects of dementia. Cedar Lake Village, jointly owned by Olathe Medical Center a… Read Article

AL Huber Current Project Spotlight - Cedar Lake Village Memory Care

Monday, July 6 2015 11:54 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We are excited to announce that the Cedar Lake Village Memory Care Assisted Living is being featured as the Current Project Spotlight on the AL Huber website!    Images will update every 20 seconds on the AL Huber webcam.  To view the live webcam - please click here.   Dedicated to the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, this beautiful new 29,000 square foot memory-care assisted-living facility includes a total of 24 … Read Article

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Monday, July 6 2015 11:19 AM
Categorized In Faith
  But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place; the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of mortals.  Job 14:18-19 NRSV When my mother was informally diagnosed with dementia, it came as a shock. Even though she was in her late 80s at the time, and even though there is a history of dementia in her family, and even though she had become quite forg… Read Article

Popcorn for dinner again? Try these tips for solo meals

Wednesday, July 1 2015 3:14 PM
Categorized In Diet
    Do you remember the last time you cooked for a house full of people? What about the last time you cooked for two people? If cooking for one is the norm now, embrace the ease and freedom that comes with making whatever you want.   Not sure you know your way around the kitchen? Follow these tips from chef and author Marc Matsumoto, contributor to PBS’ Fresh Tastes recipe blog, and you’ll be eating like a pro.   &ldq… Read Article