May 11, 2017
Dear (Contact First Name),

The Refresh Your Soul (RYS) Conference on Alzheimer's & Dementia: Overcoming the Struggles & Living Inspired was held on March 13th at the Xavier University Cintas Center and was a success!  Evaluations from the 539 RYS attendees were overwhelmingly positive. Read on...

God bless you,
Jeanne Palcic MGS, RN, Director
ERS Parish Health Ministry

P.S.  Happy Mother's Day! 
Congress OKs $400M Federal Alzheimer's Disease Research Increase 
On May 5, a $400 million increase in Alzheimer's research funding was signed into law by President Trump, increasing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to nearly $1.4 billion.  Read on...

Coping with Dementia

Dementia is a disease that affects many lives.  It is a devastating diagnosis for the person living with it as well as for family and friends.  There are daily struggles and stresses for all involved.   Understanding the disease by staying educated, caring for your own health (mind, body and spirit) and accepting help from others are just a few ways to ease the burden of this challenging disease.  Read on...

Living Well Senior Solutions - A Valuable Resource 
By Peggy Slade-Sowders
We learned at this year's Refresh Your Soul Conference that being an effective caregiver means caring for yourself as well as your parent, spouse or partner.  As families, spouses and partners begin to tackle challenges experienced with aging loved ones, an Aging Life Careā„¢ Manager through Living Well Senior Solutions will provide coaching, guidance, support, and assistance with positive decision making for the caregiver, which in turn reduces stress and burnout.  Read on...

Spirituality and Dementia
by Rev. Linn Possell

Until there's a cure, there's care. Care can mean a lot of different things to different people. Let's consider, for a moment, how we help take care of someone's spiritual life when they have dementia. Read on...
Welcome Cindy Hamad!

Please join me in welcoming our newest ERS Parish Health Ministry Coordinator, Cindy Hamad, RN, BSN.  She comes to us with an extensive background in home health care as well as several years experience working in various departments of a large hospital system in Cincinnati and a long time volunteer at her church and in her children's school.  Cindy's email is or call (513) 979-2282.
New Caregiving Toolkit - Ten Families Needed to Test It!

It's not always easy for family members to talk to each other about what's needed, wanted, and possible when it comes to family care and support of a parent. Researchers at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University are developing a family communication and care coordination toolkit for aging parents and their adult children. It's called "Our Family, Our Way."  Read on...
Educational Opportunities

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