All events are held at Coastal (29 Marginal Way in Portland) and are free and open to the public except where noted. Registration is required. 

The Three Rules: A Person-Centered* Model of Dementia Care

Thursday, February 21st
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Elderly Woman Smiling with CaregiverAnn Quinlan, of Healthy Aging Matters, will outline and explain the three rules aimed at effectively supporting you and your loved one through the challenges of dementia care. The three rules help support engagement with a person’s abilities rather than focusing on the side effects of the disease. Offering gentle communication toward a calmer interpersonal relationship can help alleviate your own stress around the demands of toileting, dressing schedules, outside appointments, and mealtimes.

Using the three rules can offer your loved one a feeling of safety and dignity through the fear and confusion so often associated with having dementia. Ann developed these three rules to help the primary care partner through the day-to-day labyrinth of dementia care.

The Rules

    • Body Language
    • Facial Expression
    • Tone of Voice
    • Be Prepared
    • Eye Contact
    • Gentle Voice
    • Music

Goals & Outcomes

Using these rules, you can

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Deescalate behavior in the moment
  • Redirect toward a feeling of safety and the familiar
  • Create harmony through simple communication
  • Reclaim dignity for self and loved ones

*The concept of person-centered care is attributed to the late Thomas Kitwood (1937-1998), a British health care pioneer in the field of dementia care. He developed innovative research projects and training courses, challenging the “old culture of care.” Kitwood used the term to bring together ideas and ways of working that emphasized communication and relationships beyond the standard medical language of care for individuals with dementia.


Ann Quinlan, Founder of Healthy Aging Matters [ More About Ann ]

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Gastrointestinal Health: Thinking Outside the Box

Thursday, March 14th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dr. Jacob Aguiar will be here to discuss what can be done to encourage gastro health and address symptoms that occur when your system’s out of balance. Full details to follow.


Jacob Aguiar, ND, co-founder of Scarborough Integrative Health [ More About Dr. Aguiar ]

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Healthy Veins, Healthy Legs

Thursday, March 21st
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Nationally recognized vein specialist, Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, will be here to discuss vein health and treatment options. Modern treatments for conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins are vastly different than those of the past. Treatments today are minimally invasive and involve less time and less pain. Dr. Cindy will explain what options may be right in different circumstances and how to promote vein health. There will be plenty of time available for your specific questions.


Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, founder of Vein Healthcare Center [More About Dr. Cindy]

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PRACTITIONER EVENT: Managing Hormone Metabolism During HRT

Tuesday, April 2nd
6:00 – 7:30 pm

This program is currently in development. Full details will be announced soon!


Jason Rozzo, Director of Medical Education for Metagenics

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Women’s Health  with Jarrow Formulas

Tuesday, May 7th
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Anthony Thomas from Jarrow Formulas will be here to discuss women’s health. This program is currently in development. Full details will be announced soon!


Anthony Thomas, PhD, Jarrow Formulas Scientific Panel Member [ More About Anthony ]

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The New Approach to Alzheimer’s

Dr. Mueller will be here to discuss a researched-based approach that is demonstrating the ability to prevent and reverse the effects of early onset Alzheimer’s. Full details to be announced soon.


Dr. Rudy Mueller, DC, IFMCP, FAARFM, Co-founder of Precision Health [ More About Dr. Mueller ]

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