February 2019 – MishMash & TR Month!

Oh boy! A whole bunch of stuff!

Events:

  1. Caregivers Alberta’s Movie Night featuring the Caregiver’s Club
    Date & Time: Feb. 28 – 6:30 – 9pm
    Cost: $10

Education & Professional Development Opportunities:

  1. Laughter, Wellness – Laughter Online University

Best Practice:

  1. AHS – Provincial Seniors Health Portfolio – Palliative and End of Line Care – While establishing the importance of keeping the public informed about initiatives/best practice, there is a survey to find if their resources (newsletter/bulletin) are meeting the public needs.
    Survey ID is 8lK35m630/
    Survey will close March 1, 2019

Resources:

  1. Improving mealtime experiences: I’m currently in a TR Research course and in one of my assignments I took a look at mealtime experience. In my searching I came across a few resources that I’d like to share: Improving mealtime experiences: I’m currently in a TR Research course and in one of my assignments I took a look at mealtime experience. In my searching I came across a few resources that I’d like to share:
  2. Health Care and Religious Beliefs – a resource by AHS that highlights
    the most pertinent issues of a patient’s spiritual and religious care.
  3. Ambient Activity Technologies ABBEY.
  4. For reminiscing with older clients – The Canadian Nursing History Collection
  5. Templates, templates, and more templates!
  6. Minute to WinIt Games Ideas & more Minute to WinIt – Printable.
  7. MyTools4Care – Support care partners of persons with dementia.
  8. I realize this is now late, however, it is still valuable! A lovely PDF for Christmas full of great printables.
  9. City of Edmonton Intergenerational Programming Toolkit
  10. Recreation and Wellness Directory for Older Adults – Edmonton
    Seniors Coordinating Council
  11. Arts & Aging Toolkit – Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
  12. Arts & Aging Toolkit – Creativity Matters
  13. Senior Theatre – Resources

Blogs & Websites:

  1. Grow Through Flow – A new TR blog that everyone should be following!
  2. Not Just Bingo – Activities and resources.
  3. Education.com – Activity resources for kids
  4. reCreation Potentials – Expressive Arts for TR

TR Month Resources:

  1. ReCreative Resources – TR Month resources


Emptying out the inbox!

Quite often when I come across interesting or relevant information, I email it to myself, thinking, ‘I’ll add that to the blog later’…  But when it comes time to add a new post or information, I often struggle with organization and maintaining fresh, up to date, dynamic content.  Any bloggers out there who want to offer some friendly advice, I’m all ears!

So today, I’m going to post a LONG one in an attempt to clean out my inbox!

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How you feel after listening to Dr. David Sheard?

You know that guy?  Butterfly care homes.  Dementia care matters.

To be honest, I’m still processing it all.  I am incredibly inspired, yet I already feel defeated.  Creating a change of culture takes such dedication I wonder if I am up for the task, I know I want to be part of the change (and not just in dementia care).  I did ask him how it is that we navigate being the push against the current quality of care in care facilities.

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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.

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.

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