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Twiddle Muffs Sensory Tool for People with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Twiddle Muffs: A Sensory Tool for People with Dementia

When Leann Moss was caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, her mother’s hands were often restless, picking at clothing until she rubbed holes in them. Such behavior is common in a person with dementia, and one of the many...
CICOA Client Sean Toth

346 Surgeries Later, Sean Still Follows His Passion

For some, just one surgery can change a life forever. For Indianapolis native Sean Toth, surgeries are normal and frequent. The 51-year-old has had 346 surgeries in his life, many resulting from Type IV Hereditary Dysautonomia Neuropathy, a disease that...
Mind Diet Brain Healthy Foods

Fuel Your Mind

We have all heard that eating certain foods builds muscles or makes strong bones, but what about eating food that fuels your mind? That’s a question the Meals & More staff at CICOA has been researching. Through our research, we...
United Way of Central Indiana

CICOA Earns United Way Accreditation

United Way Accreditation Opens Doors to New Opportunities For more than 100 years, United Way has worked to fight poverty by coordinating its fundraising efforts and allocating funds to agencies. For the first time, CICOA will be able to apply...
IU Health Saxony Hospital becomes first Dementia Friends Indiana Hospital

IU Health Saxony Hospital Named First Dementia Friends Indiana Hospital

Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has been named the first hospital in the state to be recognized as a Dementia Friends Indiana Hospital. To accomplish this, IU Health Saxony partnered with CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, state administrator of Dementia...
CICOA helps Viqtouria's family with her special needs

Giving It All for a Daughter With Special Needs

Chanel Bradshaw gave birth to her daughter Viqtouria when she was only 16 years old. It’s difficult to become a parent as a teenager, but Chanel quickly had to learn how to become a caregiver as well.  “Viqtouria started having...

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