Keep In Mind Blog


Dementia Discussion

  Dementia Discussion: Use It or Lose It!  Keep In Mind, Inc. President Ellen Belk, CDP and Myrna Norman, a woman living with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)  join host Gary Joseph LeBlanc for this spirited roundtable discussion. The three share various


Dementia Care in 60 Seconds! – Mealtime Success!

DEMENTIA CARE in 60 SECONDS! In this episode: Dementia Care Solutions Expert, Ellen Belk shares quick tips about successful strategies at mealtime for those with Dementia.  Simple solutions with strong impact! Click on the video link below to view:  Mealtime


Dementia Care in 60 Seconds! – Pay Attention to Personal Cares!

  DEMENTIA CARE in 60 SECONDS! In this episode: Dementia Care Solutions Expert, Ellen Belk shares a quick tip about the importance of  maintaining overall health & wellness for those with Dementia. A simple solution with strong impact!   Click


No Sale For You! A Devastating Senior Tour

  Part THREE of a Three part series.  In part one of this three part tale, I described the uncomfortable scene my Mom and I endured, when we showed up unannounced at an Assisted Living Community, seeking a tour. Our tour


Losing the Sale in Senior Living

Part TWO of a Three Part Series  In part one of this three part tale: I described the uncomfortable scene my Mom and I endured, when we showed up unannounced at an Assisted Living Community seeking a tour. It was


Senior Living; “You Lost Me at Hello!”

Part ONE of a Three Part Series In 1996, the movie Jerry Maguire, was all the rage. One of the most memorable phrases from the movie was, “Show Me the Money!” that quickly became inserted into the public domain. However,


What’s in a Name? A Key to Dementia Communication.

  What’s in a Name? A Key to Dementia Communication  Providing care for someone with an Alzheimer’s or a related Dementia diagnosis takes substantial effort and a skill-set that is highlighted by the ability to communicate effectively. “Good Morning Mary”


Fitness with Friends Promo on ESPN Charlotte!

THANK YOU to our friends at 730am ESPN Charlotte – for supporting our Fitness with Friends program! Listen now:   Fitness with Friends is a Fit & Well program for care givers and care receivers, with memory impairment; launching in


Dementia Education; Return on Investment is Greater than the Alternative

Dementia education and on-going training is an investment often overlooked. The results can be deadly.  I groaned aloud with disgust this morning as I listened to the news report of yet another unfortunate death of someone with Dementia. For the


Dementia Care in 60 Seconds! – Say it with a Smile!

  DEMENTIA CARE in 60 SECONDS! In this episode: Dementia Care Solutions Expert, Ellen Belk shares a quick tip about utilizing your Smile while communicating with someone with Dementia. A simple trick with strong impact! Click on the video below for