After-hours program for people with dementia

This article from The Atlantic highlights a program in New York called ElderServe At Night. It’s a care program for people who have dementia, working the dusk-til-dawn hours. The program aims to serve people who become more active at night as their dementia progresses, and to provide respite for caregivers who tend to lose sleep and have poorer sleep hygiene due to these nighttime activities.

Starting from 7pm, ElderServe will pick up individuals at their homes and provide a range of activities like painting, socialization, dancing, and massage. They can even be showered, fed, and ready for the new day when they start to be driven back home at 7am the next morning.

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Shopping we all can enjoy, the rise of aging-friendly stores

I came across the following article this morning. It’s about a grocery store in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that has become dementia-friendly, in partnership with their local Aging and Disability Resource Center and the global Purple Angel Campaign.

Inspired, I did a bit more digging around on the internet, and wrote this post about how communities and businesses are becoming more age-friendly and dementia-friendly. Examples from New York, Wisconsin, the UK, Germany, and Japan are highlighted.

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