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C2R’s Family Impact — Cheryl M.

Cheryl’s father already lived in a long-term care facility when he was diagnosed with dementia. As an only child, Cheryl took on the responsibility of caring for and visiting her father alone. She came across Conversations to Remember in a…

Recap: First C2R Webinar

On May 19, 2022, Conversations to Remember hosted its first webinar, which focused on developing meaningful relationships with people suffering from dementia. The webinar featured special guests Torie N. Pendleton, Dr. Krystal L. Culler and Christopher Doran, who are all…

Volunteer Spotlight — Dani

Dani Budoff, a 16-year-old rising senior in high school, started having virtual conversations with seniors before Conversations to Remember was founded. Now a senior volunteer, Dani continues to participate on two calls a week and helps train new students for…

Twin Magnolias Community Spotlight

Darden and Priscilla Kirby opened Twin Magnolias Assisted Living as a small, 16-bed assisted living home 26 years ago. Since then, Darden has taken a variety of roles at Twin Magnolias, most importantly among them owner and administrator. As administrator,…

Volunteer Spotlight — Ilana

“It was a passion project that we all had,” Ilana Lefkowitz, a co-founder of Conversations to Remember, said about starting the organization. “It was a very eye-opening thing because it shocked me just how fast Conversations to Remember expanded, and…

What is: Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases. The majority of Alzheimer’s cases arise in adults aged 65 and older, but Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.  Unfortunately, the…

Senior Spotlight – Harry

Harry is a senior participating in Conversations to Remember, and is proud of it. After overcoming numerous struggles in his life, he has made it his mission to “carry a message of hope” to hospitals, prisons, recovering addicts and even…

Curating Conversations

Dementia causes cognitive decline, impacting communication and social skills. However, having thoughtful conversations with people who suffer from dementia is incredibly important for their well-being. Though it can be hard to navigate, it is definitely not impossible — with patience…

What is: Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a range of neurodegenerative disorders involving a decline in cognitive functions, such as thinking, remembering and decision-making. Dementia is caused by abnormal changes in the brain, and can vary in severity. Although it…

Volunteer Spotlight – Blaize Shiebler

Blaize Shiebler is a third-year student at Ohio State University. She started volunteering with Conversations to Remember in December 2020, and continues to participate in weekly calls as a senior volunteer today.  Blaize got her start with Conversations to Remember…