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
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
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!
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
Cheesecake Day on July 30!
I N G R E D I E N T S :
• 28 chocolate wafers
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted
F I L L I N G :
• 32 ounces cream
• 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
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
5. Beat in flour; add eggs, beating
well after each addition. Beat
in sour cream, zests, salt and
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.