Avila Institute Staff
March 11, 2024

As we celebrate “Catholic Sisters Week,” it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the profound impact the Avila Institute of Gerontology (AIG) has had on the lives of aging Sisters within religious communities. Since 1987, AIG has stood as a beacon of education and support, particularly for the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm,

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Empowering Aging Sisters: Avila Institute’s Commitment to Religious Communities
Avila Institute Staff
October 16, 2023

Dementia is a challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, and its impact extends not only to those diagnosed but also to their families and caregivers. While there is no cure for dementia, various therapies and activities can improve the quality of life for those living with the condition. One such therapeutic and enjoyable

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How Baking Benefits and Helps People with Dementia
Avila Institute Staff
October 3, 2023

Body Language- The Universal Form of CommunicationBody language is a universal form of communication, and while it varies somewhat across cultures, many aspects of non-verbal communication are innate and understood by people worldwide. Understanding and effectively using body language can enhance interpersonal relationships, improve communication, and aid in interpreting the thoughts and emotions of others. This

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Using Body Language to Communicate with Loved Ones with Dementia
Avila Institute Staff
September 20, 2023

Nearly 100 years ago, a religious woman of great courage and vision believed that elders entrusted in her care should live in a homelike environment. She believed that they should be treated as unique, individual human beings; she acted on her beliefs and founded a Congregation that would teach others by its example. In 1987, the

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35 Years of Long-Term Care Conferences