Tuesday, October 18, 2016

“To have fun is therapeutic and healing"

While the memory cafe program at the Franklin Senior Center is not mentioned in this article, it is available this Thursday, October 20.

"Lisa Ushkurnis could feel the pain, sadness and isolation in the voices of countless senior citizens each time they discussed their spouse’s, a friend’s or their own battle with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. 
The pain of watching a loved one’s memory and quality of life slowly deteriorate. The sadness of knowing there is no cure. The isolation of rarely leaving their home out of fear that their loved one with dementia may act inappropriately. 
“I heard their pain and isolation,” said Ushkurnis, social services supervisor with the Framingham Council on Aging. “They felt like they had nowhere to go, nothing to do. It’s a heavy disease.”

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