Person-Centred Language Guidelines

Thank you to Bev S. for sharing this fabulous resource with me – I want to share it with you!  Though I have been working very hard on my own language, I do at times struggle with finding an appropriate way to describe a client’s behaviour in a person-centred way.

The Alzheimer Society has put together this great resource, which you can download here: Person-Centred Language Guidelines.

Education with Dr. David Sheard – Edmonton & Calgary

April 11 (Edmonton) & 13 (Calgary): WORKSHOP: NEW CULTURE NURSING – AN APPROACH TO PERSON-CENTRED CARE WITH DR. DAVID SHEARD

In his thought-provoking and passionate presentation style, Dr. Sheard calls on LPNs to be the leaders of a new culture of care where people, not just policies and procedures, really matter. This workshop can be the starting point for LPNs who want to improve organizational culture so that person-centred care is priority.

Only a $50 registration fee for a full day workshop!!!!!  Register here!

Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC

Perhaps because most of my experience in recreation therapy has been in long-term care, this topic really brought to light some very simple adjustments that we can make to really start to improve person-centred care in LTC and really all continuing care.

Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC is a fantastic presentation by Dr. Sienna Caspar, PhD, CTRS.  While you’re at it, check out the Brain Xchange, an incredible resource for knowledge!

Share your thoughts below!

Canada’s Own “Dementia Village” & INCREDIBLE Puree Resource

A few days ago my daughter sent me a link to a recent and exciting news story: Canada’s first ‘dementia village’ is set to open its doors in Langley, BC, next year.  The Village’s design was inspired by Hogeweyk, the world’s first dementia village, in The Netherlands; the main difference being the Village will be in a rural setting on five acres.

Continue reading “Canada’s Own “Dementia Village” & INCREDIBLE Puree Resource”