Archive | August, 2018

Alzheimer Society Releases Resource Guide for Living Safely with Dementia

The Alzheimers Society has released a valuable resource guide that offers tips and strategies to assist people living with dementia. It addresses safety related topics such as home safety, medications, driving and travel, that will help people living with dementia live safely on a day-to-day basis. Download the ‘Living Safely with Dementia’ guide here: http://findingyourwayontario.ca/ […]

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An Unconventional Approach to Dementia Care in The Netherlands

Long term care facilities in the Netherlands are adopting an unorthodox approach to heal, calm and nurture people living with dementia. The focus is on reducing stress and discomfort in the lives of people living with dementia by harnessing the power of relaxation, childhood memories, sensory aids, music and family life. Read more here…… https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/world/europe/dementia-care-treatment-symptoms-signs.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Powerful CBC Documentary Profiles Life of a Caregiver

A new CBC television documentary series, The Caregivers’ Club, tells the poignant and candid story of three courageous at-home caregivers and their experiences of caring for a loved one living with dementia. Watch the CBC’s The Caregiver’s Club episodes here: http://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/blog/my-mom-spent-a-long-thankless-decade-as-my-dads-caregiver        

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Seven Montessori Activities for People Living with Dementia

These 7  Montessori based activities will improve the level of engagement caregivers have with people living with dementia. They are simple, adaptable and practical as well as highly effective in improving self-esteem, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Read more….. http://www.enlivant.com/blog/7-montessori-activities-for-dementia-patients

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