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Date updated: August 14, 2020

Explaining COVID-19 to the person living with dementia

Alzheimer Society of Canadaˈs Series Managing through COVID-19  provides COVID-19 Information for people with dementia, caregivers and families. One of The Alzheimers Tips for caregivers providing care at home – identifies ways to Explain COVID-19 to the person living with dementia.

Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide Culinary put together this comprehensive guide. What You Will Find in This Guide: -Cognitive and Health Benefits of Cooking for Someone with Alzheimer’s -Emotional Benefits of Cooking for Someone with Alzheimer’s -How to Make Cooking a Safe and Enjoyable Experience for Someone with Alzheimer’s -Eating with Alzheimer’s:…

Dehydration is Dangerous for Seniors’ Health

DEHYDRATION IN SENIORS: AN OFTEN-OVERLOOKED HEALTH RISK DailyCaring  blog Dehydration is dangerous for senior health Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but especially for older adults who are at greater risk for dehydration. A UCLA study found that 40% of seniors may be chronically under-hydrated. That can easily lead to dehydration and cause a…

Elder Abuse – What We Heard Report: Financial Crimes and Harms Against Seniors

The National Seniors Council, What We Heard Report: Financial Crimes and Harms Against Seniors has been released. The report is available on the National Seniors Council’s website by clicking on the following link below. The Report is also available (Français) NOTE: Leo Bonnell, Clarenville, NL – Provincial Advisory Council on Seniors, retired banker and SeniorsNL’s Community Peer…

Sexual Abuse in Later Life: A Fact Sheet for Older Adults

As part of the Access to Justice project, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) created a pair of factsheets on Sexual Abuse in Older Life. One factsheet is geared towards caregivers, service providers, friends and families. This factsheet, designed for older adults, addresses: What is sexual abuse? Who are the most likely…

Home to Stay – Home Modifications and Community Support Toolkit

The Home to Stay Program, Stella’s Circle, identified [the need] and supported seniors with complex mental health needs to age safely in their community. A Home Modifications and Community Support Toolkit was developed to share the learnings from the project and provide guidance to organizations and individuals facing similar challenges.  

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…

How to Reduce Hoarding and Clutter to Prevent Falls

They say that one person`s treasures is another person`s junk (or vice Versa). However, excessive collecting and hoarding that leads to clutter can increase the chances of falls and injury. This American article containing very general information. It is found on the website for Mavencare home care services for seniors (not in NL).  

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