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The Momentia Movement: Defying Dementia Through Friendship

The Momentia Movement: Defying Dementia Through Friendship

Jan 17, 2016-- "Alice Padillas laugh cut through the air at Seattles Woodland Park Zoo. Fresh off an hour-long exhibit tour, she and 16 other friends sat in the zoo cafeteria, snacking on sugar cookies and mocking current bestsellers. The group could appear to be just another cluster of friends visiting the zoo. But they were there for another purpose, too: to provide joy as much as support. Part of a program called Momentia, more than half of the people in the group have dementia." (10403 reads)

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