ASEB’s CEO Micheal Pope traveled to Cuba for the New Year for an international exchange of ideas on the topic of senior care. Her trip was in partnership with the Concord United Methodist Church, where Micheal serves as Lay Leader. While there, Micheal visited a nursing home in Havana. Along with learning and teaching with Cuban colleagues, she was able to find time to share in moments that taught her about more than just elders and memory care. Upon her return, Micheal shared her enthusiasm for the culture, in which she found that there was not so much of a separation of persons with dementia from the rest of the […]
ASEB’s Adult Day Health Care program in Berkeley was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on November 29. Learning to forget: Letting go of shame around memory loss “Clarissa ‘Rita’ Keil sits on a porch on a sunny fall day, gently closes her eyes and starts to sing. Her voice croons and cracks, carrying her soulful charisma. “’I can see the sun through the falling rain. There never was a problem that could cause me pain.’” Check out the video here “‘The staff here works to bring people out of isolation and into a common space with their peers.’ “’Just because they have dementia doesn’t mean their soul has dementia,’ […]
Our fearless leader & CEO Michael Pope channeled F.D.R., delivering a fireside chat to 60 residents at Atria Assisted Living in Grass Valley last Friday evening. Ms. Pope focused on the topic of “best practices” in caring for those dealing with the challenges of dementia. Click here to read the article
You are invited! ASEB Hayward Open House & Fundraiser Thursday, November 19, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay 1105 Walpert St Hayward, CA 94541 ASEB Hayward recently moved to a new location. Come our next Thursday to see our new digs, enjoy a glass of wine, have a bite to eat, or just say hello. We’ll be taking a look at ways to spruce up the garden outside, so bring your landscaper’s eye. Please RSVP at (510) 644-8292 or firstname.lastname@example.org We hope to see you there!
Dear ASEB Supporter, I can remember the first time I became aware of dementia. It was a lovely fall afternoon in Evanston, Illinois. My brother and I had traveled to spend some time with our mom and for me to visit Northwestern, my alma mater. We walked around the campus admiring the landscape and classic university architecture. Standing under a grove of trees, my brother reached into his pocket, pulled out a photo, and showed it to us. “Those are very nice photos of you two boys,” Mom said. She was quiet for a moment and then asked, “Who is the gray-haired woman in the middle?” “That’s you, Mom,” one […]