Mindful Caring is the entity of The Foundation that provides support for Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia related diseases. Some of the activities of Mindful Caring include; continuing education and training, conferences, retreats, Pampering Boxes, Dental Day, respite care, resources and more.
Mindful Caring Pampering Boxes are boxes developed for persons with Alzheimer's dementia and other brain diseases, their Caregivers, and anyone who wants to care for themselves just a little bit better. These wonderful Boxes contain carefully sourced products, containing pure ingredients and superior quality items that encourage you to take care of your loved ones and yourself, while providing comfort and calm. You may request your Mindful Caring Pampering Box through the website or by attending a Mindful Caring or Foundation Event, or by giving us a call.
Join us for Conversations from The Purple Chair talk show, hosted by Dr. Lori, as she interviews interesting, insightful, well known, and knowledgable guests. Learn about resources in your area, how to care for loved ones, policies, research and current studies and data, ways to become involved, area resources and much more, during these impactful and casual conversations. Stay tuned for the debut of:
Conversations from The Purple Chair Talk Show, hosted by Dr. Lori, August 2021
Join Dr. Lori every morning for The Purple Focus Podcast beginning September 1, 2021. She will share special themes, information, meditation and topics of interest to anyone who needs to start their day feeling rejuvenated, empowered and ready to tackle all that it will bring.
The Foundation raised more than $5,000 for The Alzheimer's Foundation. Help us raise $25,000 for the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 26, 2020. Look for more information in the near future.
The Foundation was established to support Caregivers and the service they provide to persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Some activities and services that are taking place or planned for the near future are below. Many of our activities, such as the Caregivers Retreat, will take place annually.
Part of the proceeds from the annual fundraiser support the efforts of Dr. Monica Parker at Emory University. Our original goal was to fund a Neurology Chair, in order to provide more services to African Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, when they seek services from Emory. With support from the community, we know we will be able to provide more support for awareness, prevention, and services to populations that are affected more often by Alzheimer's disease and unfortunately served less often. We will continue to follow the very capable guidance of Dr. Parker in this area.
We will sponsor two student scholarships each year, at Morehouse School of Medicine, in honor of James M. Dixon, Sr. One scholarship will be for a student with a desire to practice in the area of geriatric medicine or aging. A second scholarship will be for a student with a desire to specialize in neurology.
We are committed to providing scholarships, retreats, training, and other assistance to Caregivers. We are excited to begin our support at Arbor Terrace at Cascade.
We also support family members who are Caregivers of loved ones living with Alzheimer's and other Dementia diseases.
Faith Village Connections is working to spread dementia awareness. We work with partners to develop dementia-friendly faith villages to support families caring for persons living with dementia.
The Foundation has partnered with Faith Villages on several activities and will continues building this partnership in the future.
Dr. Lori and Dr. Powe loaded up the trucks to deliver water, Gatorade, snacks, fruit, fresh vegetables and more in Southwest Atlanta, prior to the shelter in place order.
The Foundation retained the skills of South Fulton seamstress Ethelyn to create three-ply face masks, in various hues and designs of purple. We also purchased many more facemasks. The Foundation gave away more than 500 masks in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia.
Atlanta City Councilmember Marci Overstreet picking up gift bags and boxes, as well as custom face masks, for residents at QLS senior living facility. And holding her specially designed Pampering Box!
Atlanta City Council Member Marci Overstreet holding her specially designed Pampering Box! Surprise!
Mindful Caring is the Caregiving arm of The Foundation. Continue reading to see how Mindful Caring supports the community and how you can become involved.
A special thanks and shout-out to the staff at A. G. Rhodes, especially Ms. Johnson!
A Very special thank you to
Dr. Arletta Brinson!
Of course, The Foundation continues to send love to the residents of A.G. Rhodes!
I Got My Mind Back, Can I Go Home Now? The Table Book features pictures, poems and other relaxing profiles that are great to peruse and reflect .
The I Got My Mind Back, Can I Go Home Now? Journal is an easy to follow journal that will help you keep track of your day, your loved one and yourself. The Journal also has several mindful suggestions caring and meditations to bring calm and peace to your day.
I Got My Mind Back, Can I Go Home Now? is a book that Dr. Lori decided to write after a resident, who was thought not to be able to talk, proclaimed this to her as she entered to visit her father. This was such a profound statement that it stuck with Dr. Lori nine months after she heard it. So, she knew she had to write about it. Has it ever occurred to you that persons with Alzheimer's, even in the later stages, still have moments of complete clarity? This is one aspect of Alzheimer's disease that is considered in the book,
Provides interesting information from conversations and observations Dr. Lori had with residents, doctors and others during her father's journey through Alzheimer's disease. She also includes information that will be useful for anyone who is beginning or in the middle of caring for a loved one with the Alzheimer's. These are words of caution, as well as words of support and resources that you may not have considered. This book will surprise, astound, and maybe cause you to shed a tear or two.
From The Alzheimer's Association and Web MD
By Marisa Cohen Aug 30, 2021
by Hawken Miller | November 8, 2021
Currently, we know there is not a cure for Alzheimer's disease, although breakthroughs are happening every day. The Foundation supports organizations and agencies that conduct promising research in the areas: of causes of Alzheimer's Disease; brain disease and other Dementias; and, eventually a cure for this disease. We also support programs that provide information in the areas of awareness, prevention and care. You can see some of these organizations below.
Organizations and agencies cannot conduct research if they do not have participants, especially in the African American community. Alzheimer's disease affects African Americans more than any other group. However, African Americans are one of the least likely groups to participate in research or give to organizations or agencies conducting research and awareness on their behalf. It is important for this to change, if we are going to make headway in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Foundation supports organizations that conduct research in the area of Alzheimer's disease and brain health.
Alzheimer's is a very expensive disease! Alzheimer's disease is considered the most expensive disease in America. It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease cost $305 billion in the U.S. in 2020, which was a $28 billion increase from 2018. These costs are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by 2050, with 88 million Alzheimer's patients. This data is from the Alzheimer's Association, but does not include an estimated value of $244 billion for 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care and financial support, provided by 16 million unpaid American Caregivers.
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