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Canadian Government and Ministry of Long Term Care: You’re Not Allowing A Decent Quality of Life for Our Residents

Canadian Government and Ministry of Long Term Care: You’re Not Allowing A Decent Quality of Life for Our Residents

I love Canada, I love living here, I mostly love everything about this great country. I love being a part of a country who is notorious for saying sorry too many times, for being overly polite and for our awesome sugary and salty foods. What we are not known for: our care for our seniors.Continue Reading Canadian Government and Ministry of Long Term Care: You’re Not Allowing A Decent Quality of Life for Our Residents

5 Items to help with Anxiety in people with Dementia

5 Items to help with Anxiety in people with Dementia

Being caregivers or working alongside people with Dementia; we hear so many different “tips and tricks” from people who have no idea what they are talking about. From rubbing Coconut oil on the forehead to improve memory, to giving them anti-psychotic medication for reducing behaviours. Give them Valium or Trazadone to reduce anxiety and behavioursContinue Reading 5 Items to help with Anxiety in people with Dementia

Is it time to move my loved one in assisted living? 

Is it time to move my loved one in assisted living? 

There is no clear and obvious answer to this question, although we should keep these two points in mind: We should look into assistance, 1. When the needs of the individual out-weigh the abilities of the caregiver.  2. If the caregivers health deteriorates to the point they are no longer able to provide sufficient care. Continue Reading Is it time to move my loved one in assisted living? 

25 1:1 programs to do with a person living with Dementia.

25 1:1 programs to do with a person living with Dementia.

Check out this list of fun 1:1 programs to do with people that have Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Trivia (singers to music actors to movies) Food or drink tasting (different flavoured potato chips or fruit) Baking (recipes with minimal insructions) Glamour shots or photoshoots (put on some fancy clothes and make up) Singing (sing songs theyContinue Reading 25 1:1 programs to do with a person living with Dementia.

An open letter to people caring for those that have dementia.

An open letter to people caring for those that have dementia.

Dear Caregiver’s: It’s Okay. It’s okay to feel like you’ve had just about enough.  It’s okay to scream into your pillow at 3:00am when Dad has urinated in the plant again.  It’s okay to get frustrated after Mom has asked the same question 20 times in 10 minutes.  It’s okay to cry when your brotherContinue Reading An open letter to people caring for those that have dementia.