MCCU- Sandstone is Proud to Be Dementia Friendly
(Sandstone, MN) January 19, 2017 Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) has partnered with Family Pathways to become a ‘Dementia Friendly’ credit union. Management and staff at the Sandstone branch received customized training focused on creating a dementia-friendly environment, communication strategies, and making financial adjustments to accommodate those living with the disease.
Following the completion of Family Pathways’s dementia training program, MCCU- Sandstone is displaying a ‘Dementia Friendly’ sign demonstrating that their credit union is committed to delivering dementia friendly banking and a professional and caring service from employees.
- Fast Facts on Alzheimer’s Disease:
- Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s (91,000 in Minnesota).
- Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease include memory loss; difficulty completing tasks; trouble understanding visual images; misplacing items and losing the ability to retrace steps; changes in mood and personality; withdrawn; confusion with time and place; difficulty with words when speaking or writing; decreased or poor judgement; and challenges in planning or solving problems.
About Family Pathways
Family Pathways works with communities to develop supportive, caring relationships to help people meet their basic needs. This is done by offering a safety-net of essential services, including: Hunger Relief (Food Shelves, Mobile Food Truck, School Back Pack Program, and Community Meals), The Refuge Network Domestic Abuse Programs and Shelter, Aging Services, Youth Programs, and Teen Center. Family Pathways serves the growing needs of the many different communities served in East Central Minnesota and Polk County, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.familypathways.org or call 651-674-8040.Go to main navigation