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Alzheimer's Disease

Emeritus Tree of Promises to help Memory Makers

At 6 p.m. Monday, Emeritus at Oxford will hold a lighting ceremony for its “Tree of Promises” that will be covered in purple decorations that can be purchased for $5 each. Funds raised will go toward the Memory Makers respite program. (December 6, 2012, Page 3)

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    Bond unbroken by dementia

    Owen and John Turner have been close all their lives. Having Alzheimer’s hasn’t changed that. The two brothers now live together at the Mississippi State Veterans Home. (November 22, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Memory Makers to expand

      November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so it’s a great time to honor those afflicted with the disease or some other form of dementia as well those who care for them by helping Oxford’s Memory Makers Respite Care Program continue to expand through donations. (November 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Search continues for missing Panola man

        The search continues for Ricky Russell, 56, of Batesville, an Alzheimer’s patient who has been missing since wandering away from him home Tuesday morning. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)

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          Keeping mind, bodies healthy through dance

          Seniors get down, turn around and go to town while doing some “boot scootin’ boogie” during the RSVP line dancing class offered for free to those 55 years old and up at the Oxford Activity Center. See today’s Oxford Living. (March 4, 2011, Page 1B)

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            Respite care gives caregivers well-deserved break

            The Memory Makers respite care  program began in October after Dianne Arnold, an Alzheimer’s trainer for the Division of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, teamed up with Jo Ann O’Quin, a University of Mississippi social work professor and the founding member of the local Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary in February.

            The participants start their day at Memory Makers with coffee or tea and a small snack. On Thursday, it was banana nut bread. The group gathers around a table along with the program volunteers to sing songs, tell stories about their past or play trivia games. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)

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              Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

              Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

              The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

              For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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                Learning a new way of growing older together

                Oxford EAGLE columnist Susan Boehm and husband are making up new rules as they travel into their golden years. Despite a diagnosis of dymentia for her husband, Susan and Byron have agreed to be open with others and continue to have a sense of humor about his condition. “Byron has dementia, but I can tell how very much he loves me and he is so proud that I love him as much as I do.” (August 10, 2010, Page 1B)

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