Emptying out the Inbox – June 2018

Wow, what a whirlwind of a month!  Like me, can you believe its almost July?!

Well, that means that I should empty out the inbox again…  So here is a mash-up of things that I came across and wanted to share:

Resources:

1. When working on an assignment that required some person-centered language translation, I came across this poster that was created by the CDC that offers some assistance – Found here.

2. Teachers Pay Teachers – the go-to place for educators to find the resources, knowledge, and inspiration they need to teach at their best.  Most resources have a cost associated, however, there are a TON of free items as well!

3. Room217.ca has had a website overhaul!  Be sure to check it out, you can find links to research, professional development, Pathways online training, conferences, and products.

4. Elder Education Group – During my summer courses, we focused a lot on creating and facilitating leisure education groups…  In my search for ideas, I came across this program idea and think its absolutely stellar!

5. Building Better Health a Handbook of Behavioural Change – The Handbook blends proven disease prevention practices and behavioral science principles into a one-of-a-kind, hands-on manual.  Its pages spell out how to think about developing effective health promotion/disease prevention programs
and how to carry them out so that they yield the best possible results.  The book explores the causes of morbidity, disability, and premature mortality
for each stage in the life cycle—from infancy to the elder years.  The Handbook also looks at the protective and risk factors for each of the leading forms of death and disability, and recommends easily implemented, practical preventive interventions.

6. Communication Assitance Websites:

Cue Cards in Community Languages
Communication Cards
Translation Aid

Program Ideas:

1. I’m still talking about Cyber Seniors, a program to help other older adults get online; I have yet to try it…  Read more about it on this TR blog.   Has anyone out there utilized it and can share?

Articles:

1. Transitions to long-term and residential care among older Canadians: Some interesting statistics.

Professional Development:

1. Here’s one of those random finds, but perhaps a diamond in the ruff!  I’ve been hunting for some printable Dementia information that I can share with fellow health care providers who are new to working within this particular population.  I wanted to share a few that I came across that I felt was quite easy to understand and provided a ton of information, depending on the professionals that you’re working with.

Chapter 1 – Cognitive Assessment for Older People with Dementia
Chapter 2 – Functional Assessment for Older People with Dementia
Chapter 3 – Therapeutic Interventions for Dementia
Chapter 4 – Behavioural Management in Dementia

Credit: The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Nethersole School of Nursing CADENZA Training Programme.

TR Blogs:

1. Another TR blog I came across recently is The Real Recreation Therapist, an active blog with frequent updates, check it out!

2. MyActivityResources.com is a blog that was shared with me, so I thought I’d pass it along!  They have both free and paid resources.

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