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Magz Buzz – Testimonials about Memory Magz®

Testimonials“Ellen and her husband are reaching out to folks with dementias. I can’t imagine a more genuine way to people that most have already dismissed.  Your idea is very creative. For those of us losing some thinking power, it is wonderful. You Magz are wonderful and created for the right environment. I loved your Outdoor Beauty Magz. I am very appreciative of your work and value your ideas. Thank you for providing such positive ideas and examples.” -Susan Grant, Colorado, Planning for Hope – Living with Fronto Temporal Disease


Testimonials Dementia Care Memory Magz“I like them very much. The photography is beautiful. I think they are the right size for both individuals and small groups as they are small enough for one person to hold but are large enough to be seen at a short distance if used by an activity director in a community situation. I think Magz are GREAT!  I see lots of sales in your future with this product!” -Carole Larkin, Texas, ThirdAge Services, LLC


Testimonials Dementia Care Memory Magz“The pictures are absolutely beautiful. You and the photographer did a fabulous job. The concept of having something that is easy for older adults to hold on to and page through that is simple and not distracting is a great one. Congratulations Ellen! I am so inspired to see others who are truly trying to make it better for persons with dementia, in truly adult ways.” -Beth Meyer-Arnold, Wisconsin, Director of Adult Day Services at Luther Manor, President of the Board of Directors, South Eastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association.


Testimonials Dementia Care Memory Magz“The photography is gorgeous!  Our residents really like the outdoor scenes . They especially love the photos of the children! What a great idea. Well done!” -Laura Van Tassel, Wisconsin, Assistant Director of Assisted Living, Alexian Village of Milwaukee


Testimonials“Memory Magz is an excellent tool that can be used by virtually anyone to help engage a person suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The high-quality photos and overall presentation of the magazine is very well done. The discussion guide that accompanies the magazine is easy to follow and is a great resource to stimulate conversation. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is caring for someone with memory impairment.” –Kevin Delaney, Cincinnati, Director of Marketing & PR, Sentimental Productions


Testimonials

“Ellen and her husband are reaching out to folks with dementias. I can’t imagine a more genuine way to engage with people that most have already dismissed. Your idea is very creative. For those of us losing some thinking power, it is wonderful. Your Memory Magz are wonderful and created for the right environment. I loved your Outdoor Beauty Magz. I am very appreciative of your work and value your ideas. Thank you for providing such positive ideas and examples.” –Susan Grant, Colorado, Planning for Hope – Living with Fronto Temporal Disease


Testimonials“My son, Jacob, is 3 years old.  He has Down Syndrome. He loves the vivid close up pictures in the Happy Faces Issue. He likes to ask, “What’s that?” as he points to the eyes, noses, and mouths of the children in the issue. He likes it when I ask him to point to specific facial features or other objects on the pages. We celebrate together when he gets them right.  Although the magazine was created with Alzehhimer’s in mind, it has a dual benefit with developmentally challenged kids. The photography is incredible.  Looking forward to other issues. Thank you for a great product. –Sally Sachrison, California, Parent of Special Needs Child


Testimonials“I have used the Memory Magz with both large and small groups.  One of my favorite applications is to have folks each tell part of a story about the picture, making it up as we go along. This can be done with all age groups and development levels. Sometimes the stories are serious and thoughtful and other times they are hilarious. It is truly a winning activity for everyone.”  -Cindi Royval Unger, California, Senior Living Professional and Advocate (30 years experience serving people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and their families)


Testimonials“Dear Dan & Ellen, We have an 88 year old woman (originally from Yugoslavia) on our brain injury unit after suffering a massive stroke. She is demonstrating absolutely no verbal communication, does not seem to understand the point of rehab and is extremely inattentive and is resistant to almost everything. One afternoon I pulled her off to a quiet corner, didn’t say a word, but started showing her the pictures of the adorable little girls in the Happy Faces Memory Magz (this woman had 3 daughters of her own). She was clearly engaged by the pictures and sat there paying attention, as I showed her every page in the book. She smiled broadly at each picture, pulled her hands up to her heart several times, and once even reached out and touched my face. It may not seem like much but from my role as Rehab Psychologist, I know we shared a good moment together. Probably the best moment this woman has had since her hospital admission. I used that experience to educate her daughters on how best to communicate with her — without using words but to simply “be present” with her as often as possible. Thank You!” -Beth Sparks, Winston-Salem, NC, Rehab Psychologist, Acquired Brain Injury Unit, Wake Forest Baptist Health