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Beyond One’s Life Story

9/21/2020 10:00 AM

Seniors walking on a path

For several decades now, new residents have been welcomed into nursing homes with the perspective that thorough knowledge of each person’s illnesses and disabilities, as well as their life circumstances, is essential to their care. This information is viewed as vital to provide care and services taking into account their needs for support and adaptation, particularly in terms of communicating, recognizing individuals, memory, orientation in time and space, and perception of danger.

Later on, the personality, the culture, and the life story of each resident began to be considered. “Finally!” some said. This was indeed a crucial change that helped, and still helps, to reduce the incidence of difficult behaviour.

“But what else can be done?” we ask today, since there is room for improvement, to go further.

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Did you know that the Montessori methode wasn't used exclusively with children? Click here for more!

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Virtual bingo

4/22/2020 12:50 PM

Click here to see how Matthew McConaughey inspires us all with his virtual bingo lessons!

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We all have a grandmother, father, friend, or neighbour in either a residence or a Long-Term care facility.

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Brain Training for Seniors

10/21/2019 11:44 AM

Exercising the brain is just as important as exercising the body! Here's an helpful article on brain training for seniors.

Via Family Doctor

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nametag

Have you ever noticed that it's easier to connect with a new person when you know their name? You must have noticed that it’s way easier to catch someone’s attention when you call them by their first name!

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Brain Health Checklist

4/23/2019 6:51 PM

brain

What steps are you taking to keep your brain healthy and reduce your risk neurodegeneration? To find out, click here or on the image to get a short survey to answer yourself, or ask someone else to answer to it.

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January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. During these 31 days, the Alzheimer societies make great efforts to raise awareness among the population. Despite the significant increase of diagnoses and the popularity of the subject in the media, discrimination and stigma towards people with the disease and their loved ones remains a problem.

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Christmas decorationsWith the holidays approaching, every family is making plans, shopping for gifts and it’s thrilling!   Unfortunately, for many people such as seniors and residents, the holidays come with loneliness and isolation. Some might even feel disconnected. Festivities and camaraderie within the facility may soften everyone’s heart. Every year, dedicated staff members do their best to make of December month a special time for everyone.

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Elders singing in a choirSeniors and care homes do their best to brighten up the life of the residents and, once in a while, invite performers to their facilities to present a show. The amusement offered with these shows is a must and is often the distraction people are looking for in their days to keep the boredom away.

Even though those activities are quite well appreciated, the seniors are merely passive observers. Some will sing along, clap hands, even dance, but it is not really engaging nor empowering them.

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Posted in Blog By Mélanie Côté-Scuvée

Village Hogewey

Ageing and living rather than waiting to die is the philosophy behind the "Dementia Village", a nursing home for people living with dementia. In the 1990s, Yvonne Van Amerongen worked in a so-called traditional residence in the Netherlands; she was therefore at the forefront of the reality of seniors living in long-term care.

Wanting to offer an environment where everyone would like to spend the rest of their life, Amerongen teamed up with six of her colleagues. After more than a year of research, a promising idea emerged: building a long-term care facility where residents would live amongst other residents that lived with similar cognitive impairments. It was only 20 years later that their goal was finally reached: in December 2009 opened the first "Dementia Village", a mini-society where people with dementia lived with their peers while maintaining their dignity, their autonomy and their intimacy.

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Cognitive Health

8/17/2018 9:52 AM

Elders couple with their grandchildren

There are multiple risk factors for dementia that are modifiable in order to reduce your risks of developing cognitive disorders. In the latest version of The Lancet, researchers attest that hypertension and obesity result in inflammation that impairs cognition. Diabetes, level of education, isolation, depression, hearing, smoking and physical inactivity are also well-established factors that can lead to dementia. 

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The Power of Gardening

6/6/2018 9:52 AM

Gardening

It is recognized worldwide that nature and plants have a soothing and relaxing effect on people. How many find refuge in the woods when they need to refuel? A study in a seniors' residence in Finland shows a correlation between well-being and participation in institutional gardening activities.

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