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Kelly Moran

Director of Aging and Dementia Services at StoryPoint Group


With more than 30 years of experience in social work, homecare, life enrichment programming and volunteer programs, Kelly is a foremost expert in senior care services. She is particularly noted for her work with dementia and memory care residents.

Kelly Moran

Meet Kelly

After graduating from Madonna University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology with a specialization in Mental Health and Aging, Kelly began her career with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Detroit, serving as their Group Respite Coordinator for 10 years. In this role, Kelly developed the first dementia-specific Adult Day program within the City of Detroit, as well as the first bilingual and intergenerational dementia specific program in Southwest Detroit.

After leaving the Alzheimer’s Association, Kelly was the Resident Life Director for Erickson Living where she oversaw the quality-of-life programs and continuum of care for 1,200 residents. She also served as the Director of Independent and Assisted Senior Services for Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, as well as Executive Director for Brookdale Senior Living, Five Star Senior Living and StoryPoint Saline.

An experienced public speaker, Kelly has presented to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, The State of Michigan, Brookdale Foundation of New York and the Michigan Association of Adult Day Programs.

“I’ve dedicated my life to making the lives of seniors better.”

— Kelly Moran

Kelly's Recommended Articles

9 Best Activities for Dementia Patients According to Experts

We’ve compiled a list of the best activities for dementia patients according to experts. These interactive activities to do...
We’ve compiled a list of the best activities for dementia patients according to experts. These interactive activities to do with dementia patients are beneficial to them and a great way to spend time together, too.
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Memory Care Decorating Tips And Best Practices

Making the decision to move a loved one to a memory care community is not easy, but learning some...
Making the decision to move a loved one to a memory care community is not easy, but learning some best practices, including how to decorate, can ease the process. While decorating can be exciting and fun, it’s important to keep it functional. Ensuring home decor meets memory care requirements can ease day-to-day tasks while keeping…
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6 Tips For Moving Someone With Dementia

As the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia become more severe, you may begin to consider transitioning your loved one...
As the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia become more severe, you may begin to consider transitioning your loved one to a memory care community with programs specifically designed to meet their evolving needs. There are many ways that you can make the moving process easier for your loved one as they adjust to a new…
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Dementia And Anger: How To Navigate Dementia-Related Behavioral Changes

Dementia has many effects on those who live with this condition. While the most well-known is memory loss, dementia...
Dementia has many effects on those who live with this condition. While the most well-known is memory loss, dementia is also responsible for behavioral changes that can make it even more difficult to care for a loved one. Perhaps prior to the dementia diagnosis mom was calm and happy, and now she experiences anxiety and…
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Touring Memory Care Communities: A Checklist Of What To Ask

If your loved one is experiencing early stages of memory loss or has been diagnosed with dementia, it may...
If your loved one is experiencing early stages of memory loss or has been diagnosed with dementia, it may be time to start looking into a living community that can serve all of their needs.  Moving your loved one into any type of assisted living community is a decision that takes time and planning. When…
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How To Connect With Someone Who Has Dementia

Communicating with a parent or family member who has dementia can sometimes be tricky. One day their symptoms may...
Communicating with a parent or family member who has dementia can sometimes be tricky. One day their symptoms may not be as intense, and the next they could have a difficult time remembering basic items. Dementia is a disease that does not form overnight. In short increments of time, portions of memory slowly start to…
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All You Need To Know About World Alzheimer’s Day

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s affects nearly 6...
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 65 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s affects nearly 6 million Americans and is one of the top leading causes of death in the United States alone. That’s why, on September 21 of every year, Alzheimer’s organizations focus on raising global awareness and challenging common assumptions…
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Understanding Dementia Behaviors

As your parent or loved one ages, you may begin to notice subtle changes in his or her behavior....
As your parent or loved one ages, you may begin to notice subtle changes in his or her behavior. If you do, you aren’t alone. Studies estimate that 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Here are a few early signs of dementia and some tips on what to do if you suspect your…
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Sensory Stimulation And Alzheimer’s: The Benefits

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder that slowly leads to memory loss and the inability to carry out...
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disorder that slowly leads to memory loss and the inability to carry out daily tasks. While we don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s, we do know this: sensory stimulation has various positive effects on those coping with this disease. Here’s a breakdown of what sensory stimulation is, how it…
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