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  • H O B A R T | N E W S L E T T E R

    1420 Saint Mary’s Circle, Hobart, IN 46342 Office: 219-945-1968 | hobartalc.com | JULY 2017 | MEMORY CARE

    HOBART Brentwood at

    MARKETING CORNER AT BRENTWOOD AT HOBART! Special thanks to Aseracare Hospice for their participation in last month’s events & programming! We also want to thank Dunes Hospice for hosting our Welcome Home Party! It is my hope that our residents find Joy, Wellness, & Independence here at Brentwood as we strive for excellence in all departments! Check below for some quick reminders from the marketing department:

    Welcome Home Party: We will host welcome home parties for all new residents here at Brentwood. We hope our Welcome Home parties will socialize the new & old residents while also creating eternal memories of JOY. Our parties will occur at the end of each month, each new family will receive an invitation from our activity department. Please stop by and enjoy the festivities during these parties!

    New Resident Luncheons: We are asking all new families to sign up for our new resident luncheon socials. We would like to welcome new residents & their families to our community with a catered private lunch on us! The socials are an

    opportunity to gather with family and friends privately while catching up on old memories. Please contact the Marketing Office about this opportunity.


    • July 24th the Heart Gallery, will be here! The Heart Gallery is a traveling photographic exhibit featuring children in foster care who need a loving home. We will host the exhibit July 24- August 4th, please invite your family out for the opening day!

    • August we will host our back to school bash for children heading back to school! As details develop I will notify residents should you want to participate this year.

    • August 11, 2017 we will host a chat with HTS Therapy on Balance Therapy in our east side activity area from 10:00 AM -11:30 AM.

    • September we are looking to host Congressman Pete Visclosky again ! Details to come in late July.

    New Resident Alert: A balloon in the dining hall signifies a new resident!

    Please welcome our new residents with a simple hello, a friendly smile, and a hug! Please make this transition easier for ALL new residents with your hospitality!

    Family Shout-outs

    Extra ….Extra …Read All About It : We are still allowing our families to connect via the newsletter! Submit a personal message or picture for your loved one to be featured in our newsletter! We will add as many entries each month to the newsletter, please be advised space is limited! Send all request by the 9th of each month to marketing@hobartalc. com with your Name, Resident’s Name, Personal message, and include “Family-Shout-out” in the subject line!

    Zanetta Miller, Sales & Marketing Director

  • Pointing Fingers: Dementia-Related Suspicion and Paranoia: BY: AVA M. STINNETT As busy adults, we sometimes forget things. Perhaps it’s an appointment,

    the location of our keys, or why we just walked from the living room into

    the kitchen. Although this might be annoying, we’re usually able to laugh

    at ourselves, retrace our steps, and get back on track. The same can’t be

    said for a person with dementia; the memory loss in dementia is caused

    by physical changes. The parts of the brain that record and store new

    information become damaged, so the person is unable to hold the memory

    of what they’ve said, asked, or done and any response they’ve received.

    As the disease progresses, memory loss and changes in personality can

    sometimes lead the individual to become suspicious and to misperceive

    certain events or situations. It’s not unusual for a family member, friend,

    or caregiver to be accused of theft (when your loved one can’t locate

    possessions), withholding information (because they have forgotten a

    planned activity or a daily routine), or other offenses. Such circumstances

    can cause caregivers to feel hurt or guilty and lead to difficulty maintaining

    an even temper. How can you cope?

    First, try not to take it personally. It’s important to be aware that the

    individual’s poor memory is something they can’t help. If there’s a glitch

    in their memory, they may try to fill in that faulty memory with a delusion

    that makes sense to them. It’s perfectly normal for a caregiver to become

    distressed when you see a loved one experiencing suspicion, paranoia,

    or feelings of betrayal when you know that you’re doing your best.

    Second, don’t argue or try to convince. When a loved one affected by

    dementia continuously complains that you’re not telling them anything,

    that they never know what’s going on, or that they feel tricked or betrayed,

    it’s more than just frustrating. Sometimes the best response is to say,

    “Oh, I’m sorry; I must’ve forgotten to mention (a particular activity or

    event).” Or, if an item goes missing, offer to help locate it.

    Finally, when you’re at your wit’s end, it might help to take a deep

    breath and read the first two stanzas from “Do Not Ask Me to

    Remember – An Alzheimer’s Poem,” by Owen Darnel.

    Do not ask me to remember,

    Don’t try to make me understand,

    Let me rest and know you’re with me,

    Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

    I’m confused beyond your concept,

    I am sad and sick and lost.

    All I know is that I need you

    To be with me at all cost.

    Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30! I N G R E D I E N T S : • Crust • 28 chocolate wafers • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted

    butter, melted F I L L I N G : • 32 ounces cream

    cheese, softened • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 5 large eggs • 1/2 cup sour cream • 1 teaspoon freshly

    grated orange zest • 1 teaspoon freshly

    grated lemon zest • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract • About 1 1/2 cups raspberries • About 1 1/2 cups blueberries D I R E C T I O N S : 1. Grind wafers fine in a blender

    or food processor (about 1 1/2 cups crumbs).

    2. Stir together cookie crumbs and butter. Pat the mixture onto the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a 9 1/2-inch pan. Chill the crust for 30 minutes.

    3. Preheat the oven to 325o. 4. Beat cream cheese until it is

    light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually.

    5. Beat in flour; add eggs, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream, zests, salt and vanilla extract.

    6. Pour the filling into the crust and bake the cheesecake in a foil-lined shallow baking pan in the middle of the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

    7. Turn the oven off and let the cheesecake stand in the oven with the oven door propped until it is cooled completely.

    8. Arrange the raspberries on top of the cheesecake in a star shape and arrange the blueberries around the star to cover the top of the cheesecake.

  • Happy Birthday! RESIDENTS

    Myrna M. July 05

    Anne S. July 22

    Charles B. July 26

    Family Night Everyone is invited to this month’s Hot Fudge Sundaes - Family Night on Tuesday, July 25th at 5:30pm. We will be serving some Hot Fudge Sundaes to everybody that attends.

    A C T I V I T Y H I G H L I G H T S

  • 1420 Saint Mary’s Circle Hobart, IN 46342

    Office: 219-945-1968 hobartalc.com

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