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At the workshop, Cottage residents take on tasks like sorting objects. Submitted Photo

The Cottage at Ecumen-DL sets up workshop for its residents

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Though there is currently no cure for dementia and related diseases like Alzheimer's, one thing that has been shown to slow down its effects is keeping a person's mind actively engaged in the world around them.


At The Cottage, a memory care facility that is part of the Ecumen-Detroit Lakes campus, the staff has found a new way to engage residents' minds with the creation of life skill stations.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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