October News from OPICA
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. .“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty
never grows old.”

― Franz Kafka 

Loneliness During Pandemic Can Lead to Memory Loss
Experts say some isolated older adults are exhibiting signs of dementia
by Christina Ianzito, AARP

Loneliness among older adults is often described as an epidemic with serious physical and mental health consequences, including a higher risk for dementia. Some experts say the socially isolating pandemic has the potential to make this epidemic even worse, leading to more memory loss and other cognitive problems among vulnerable older people.

"We know people who are getting old, if they're isolated or socially less stimulated, they tend to develop dementia earlier than others,” says behavioral neurologist Borna Bonakdarpour, an assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine physician. “So when social activities were stopped when we first started to shelter in place, I started getting phone calls from family members that [their loved ones] were declining.”


Brain Train mini  –  (contact Cheryl or Anne)

For other programs contact Sara or Anne
Our Telehealth programs continue to grow.
We have a new music program and a new women's group beginning soon.
OPICA Mentioned in
Saint John's Health Center Foundation Magazine.
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Our members at OPICA become our extended family during the day. We care for them and love the time we spend together. In the past several months these wonderful friends have passed away. We experience a great sorrow each time we learn of one's passing.

Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved ones. The memory of each one is a blessing. None of these passings were do to COVID-19.

We remember and honor:

Misty W
Richard H
Richard S
Geraldine S
Virginia W
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