Avila Institute Staff
July 3, 2020

Memory is complex. And for dementia residents, as memory deteriorates, conversation becomes increasingly challenging.

But understanding their relationship to memory can make communication far more enjoyable for them and for you.

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Avila Institute Staff
July 3, 2020

A common challenge for families is visiting their loved ones. One reason for this is the stress and uncomfortable feeling when we experience ageism of old age. In this leaflet, we will discuss ageism and how it affects us.  Loved ones can learn how to adress the stress associated with visiting a nursing home facility.

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The ParaDocs
July 2, 2020

With Independence Day coming up, and with time-honored summer celebrations on the way, now is the time to honor the impact special events have on us.

In Volume 14 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti remind us that gratitude is a renewable resource that we always have at our fingertips.

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The ParaDocs
June 25, 2020

Major life transitions are uncomfortable. They don’t come easy. And while our impulse may be to avoid our discomfort altogether, that avoidance will keep us stuck.

In Volume 13 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us channel belief in ourselves in the face of major change.

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