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Presbyterian Manor to host session on difficult dementia-related conversations

Join us for a free virtual event May 5 to learn tips for family conversations when someone is showing signs of dementia.
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April 6, 2021

Presbyterian Manor hosting free session on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia

Join Salina Presbyterian Manor for Just Ask: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a free virtual event, at 2 p.m. April 7 to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
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March 7, 2021

5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

As his death is met with grief, we remember his wisdom. [Photo credit: hawking.org.uk][/caption]By Bryce Kirchoff for Next AvenueAs the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor ...
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April 18, 2018

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next AvenueMy friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained that she was running an event where the residents would play a game encouraging them to share, open mic style, stories from their lives. My friend knows I write — essays, memoir pieces, a novel. I tell stories.“Will you come?” she asked.
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March 25, 2018

4 Ways to Maintain Healthy Family Relationships

Things don’t stay the same as we get older. We evolve into the older versions of ourselves.The same happens with families. And sometimes growing older can cause great upheaval to the family dynamics — especially between adult children and aging parents — requiring additional patience and understanding if we want to age together in a way that is healthy.
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December 8, 2017