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Creating A More Dementia Friendly Community: Insights, Resources & Information Sessions

Posted in News on May 28, 2024 at 6:00 am

As a society, the way we talk about someone with dementia is quite different than the way we talk about someone with cancer or heart disease, for example. But it is possible to have a full, meaningful life with dementia. We are offering Dementia Friends Information Sessions at nine SCLD libraries between June and September. You can also... […]

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Fall Prevention Classes Help Improve Quality of Life for Those Age 60+

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 10, 2024 at 6:00 am

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Even if there is no injury, falls carry a heavy impact to quality of life. Many older adults fear falling, and if the fear is intense, they may limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and fe […]

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Q&A with Teri Koski: Finding Useful Resources & Support for Memory Loss & Dementia

Posted in Explore and Discover, Prime Time on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2020. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050.” These statistics are sobering and point to the […]

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Q&A with SHIBA: Valuable Information, Resources & Books to Help You Navigate Medicare

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Woman showing another woman something on a computer, and two men looking at another computer screen. Spokane County Library District has been partnering with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program to offer free, unbiased Medicare programs. SHIBA advisors provide our customers with valuable information related to healthcare, more specifically Medicare, on a regular basis. I interviewed Monica Kudrna, the SHIBA Coordinator, t […]

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