I know, I know… It’s not even really spring yet and here I am talking about October… But you want me to mention this… In my random searches, I came across what will be perhaps the most inspiring set of keynote speakers coming together at one conference, and I figured the world would want to know about it!
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.
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!
If you missed the chance to sign up for the Understanding Dementia MOOC through the University of Tasmania last year, here is another opportunity!
From their website: Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.
Join the course here: Understanding Dementia
In this 2 week course, learn how to help people with Alzheimer’s disease live as well as possible with practical tips and advice.
From their website: In this course you’ll find out how to encourage and enjoy such wonderful moments. You’ll get practical tips to ease the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s for those living with it, and those helping them. Ultimately you will learn how to look beyond the challenges of the disease and focus on creating the best possible life for those living with Alzheimer’s.
Join the course here: Future Learn
From their website:
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
In an effort to raise caregiver’s voice during this recognized month, Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association are seeking friends and family members who care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia to share their experience by completing a private and secure on-line survey. Their survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.