As the weather warms up it gives ample opportunity for getting outside and getting active. Staying active mentally and physically has been proven to slow the progression of memory changes. Many caregivers struggle to find things that engage their loved one in without push-back. Getting outside can open up many opportunities for activities with less struggle and resistance. Gardening is a natural way to get out of the house with loved ones. This is a great stress relieving activity for both the caregiver and your loved one with memory loss. Gardening has been on the rise in use in therapy interventions for all types of conditions and Alzheimer’s and dementia are a perfect fit for this type of activity. This activity pulls memories from our childhoods and can stimulate long term memory in our brains. It gives a sense of purpose and meaning to the day. Many people with memory… → Keep Reading
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Candace Schwartzkopf Administrative Assistant Candace is a graduate from Lindenwood University with a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Gerontology, and an M.B.A. Her passion for the aging community has permeated through all of her studies and her love of people is demonstrated in her internship experience with O.A.S.I.S., work with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and her ongoing volunteer efforts with the ALS Association. Candace also worked for Lindenwood University in their Accounts Payable office and Human Resource department while pursuing her degrees. She has a passion to learn and a drive to make the world a better place. Being a part of an organization that is innovative and forward-thinking in regards to the aging population is very important to her.
Nick Clark Advancement Specialist Nick Clark became a member of MCHS in 2016. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.S in PR & Advertising and a B.S. in sociology. As a member of the MCHS family he manages the mass communications and special events. As a student Clark worked as a communications specialist for Agents of Change After-School Program in Jonesboro, AR. Nick brings youth, innovation, and creativity to organization.