Eldercare Home Health was recently contacted by the Friends of Sunnybrook, a group whose members have a veteran family member currently residing at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre and wish to advocate on behalf of other WWII and Korean vets still out in the community. These vets may need long term care, but are not aware that there is […]
Dementia rate among English and Welsh seniors drops 25% in past 20 years. The New York Times reported that the drop in dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales probably mimics a trend in developing countries all over the world. The Lancet, the medical professional journal that published the British study, also […]
Seniors with Alzheimers Disease often wander. It is sometimes very difficult to figure out what the person who is wandering is trying to accomplish, but the more we understand, the more likely we will be successful in reducing the behaviour. A wandering person is generally not a happy person. A senior with Alzheimers Disease may […]
We often find ourselves with the opportunity to work with Clients who have Alzheimer Disease. For that reason we have our staff complete a certification program through the Alzheimer Society and we keep on top of the latest research developments. In the latest newsletter, I came across a listing of educational events being offered and […]
Last night at a meeting of the Gerontological Nursing Association, Toronto Chapter, we had the opportunity to hear John Thomas, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant speak about Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care. John shared some useful information and approaches. He has a favoured way to describe the way that dementia is related to Alzheimers. He asserts that […]
Once again we are delighted to be partnering with the Alzheimer Society to offer caregivers of Eldercare Home Health Enhanced Training for Formal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia. This 9 hour course uses a person centred approach to care, the goal of this comprehensive program is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s of […]
The Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories was a great success. This is the third year we participated. We sent a team of 34 strong – our largest team size yet! We marched around Brookfield Place, along the underground PATH. There was food, friends and fundraising – a great combination.