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Date updated: June 6, 2019

Dementia and the Dinner Table – The Dawn Method

Does your family member need support at mealtimes – to eat or drink? This blog suggests things to make mealtimes easier for people with dementia DAWN* suggests starting with addressing the underlying emotional needs of the person with dementia. While Training video series and books are available for purchase, there are many free articles, videos…

Caregiver’s Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care

Caregiver Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Careversions hard copy or pdf Author(s): Karen Macmillan et al. File: CHPCA caregivers_guide_2015_en.pdf Publisher: The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem & CHPCA Year: 2015 Description: https://hospicetoronto.ca/PDF/Acaregivershandbook_CHPCA.pdf This book has helpful information for those providing care to loved ones dealing with a life-limiting illness, particularly in…

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities – Special Needs

This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needspublication was developed in collaboration with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army and the Province of Ontario. This publication is available below.

12 Ways to Create an Empowering Dementia Environment

Crisis Prevention Inc.`s certified instructor, Beverley Moore posted a blog on May 10, 2016, 12 Ways to Create an Empowering Dementia Environment. Here are a few tips: Speak face to face, no more that three feet away from the person. Being on her left side helps activate her social right brain. Do not argue; you will lose.…

5 Key Tips-for-Memory-Care-Success.

Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.`s free guide will help service providers determine their care philosophies and decide on the program design elements to meet those attitudes. Just fill out the form and start building or enhancing a powerful dementia care program.

Top Ten Tips for Family Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors. Caregiving is hard work so…

12 Things Buyers Won’t Like About Your House

What do you think are the top 12 turn-offs for a home buyer? My choice was there – Too much air freshener! If you’re ready to put your house on the market, then check out this advice from industry experts regarding the top 12 things would-be buyers prefer to avoid.  Slideshow with photos and text.

DepressionHurts.ca – Mood Disorders Society of Canada

DepressionHurts.ca is a website from Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Check out the following: What is Depression – causes of depression and symptoms of depression Could it be depression– Symptom Checklist – http://depressionhurts.ca/en/checklist/ Managing your depression – accepting help, leading a healthy lifestyle, maintain your social life, develop a management plan, identifiy barriers to recovery,…

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