Leona Larson (left) and her husband, Don, work with Terri Willis, personal care attendant at Ecumen Lakeshore in Duluth, to piece together a puzzle Thursday afternoon. Ecumen Lakeshore’s “Awakenings” program emphasizes less medication and more personal contact for residents with dementia. (Bob King / firstname.lastname@example.org)
For dementia patients, a focus on personal peace
The woman constantly wandered down the hallways at Ecumen Detroit Lakes senior residence.
While physically fit, she suffered from memory loss, and staff worried that she might wander off.
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