People on the Move – Arnold Eppel Awarded 2010 John Mackey Award for Excellence in Dementia Care

The John Mackey Award for Excellence in Dementia Care honors NFL hero John Mackey and is administered by the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. The goal of this award is to recognize individuals whose work has made substantial contributions to Dementia Care, with a national or international impact..

Arnold Eppel, the former director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging and currently the executive director of Atrium Village is recognized for his “continued perseverance and unfaltering dedication to Alzheimer’s care related initiatives. His longstanding and ongoing commitment to enhancing the lives of people with memory impairment transcends the aging realms. Under his leadership, the Baltimore County Department of Aging drew national recognition for its innovative programming. The successful website “Taking Care of Mom and Dad” was novel and proved that the internet was an effective medium for outreach. Now considered a standard approach, the use of the internet to disseminate information to the older adult community was pioneering.”

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