The Alzheimer Society of Canada today (Sept. 5) launched the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia, a first-of-its-kind framework outlining the rights people with dementia have. The charter was created by an advisory board of people living with dementia.
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By the time you finish reading this sentence, one person somewhere in the world will have developed dementia. This is the key message behind the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, entitled Every Three Seconds.
Jonathan Turcotte has made an interesting career change. Having spent more than 12 years as a construction worker, Jonathan enrolled in a diploma program at Trillium College in Kingston at age 30, and, in January, became a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green.
LONG SAULT, Ont. – Two volunteers who returned to help Woodland Villa team members with this year’s Country Fair say the enjoyment residents and guests experience at the event is what keeps them coming back.
Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin was reading The OMNIway back in April when she spotted an article about how much Willows Estate residents enjoyed an outing to Medieval Times. So, she decided to organize a trip for Frost Manor residents to the renowned Toronto dinner theatre.
Streamway Villa life enrichment aide (LEA) Lynette Sandercock organized a special “red hat day” for the Cobourg long-term care home’s five centenarians last week. As part of the program, everyone got to wear a red or purple hat, and the ladies were treated to sweets and tea served using fine china.
SELBY, Ont. – Village Green opened its doors 40 years ago today (Aug. 27), and the Selby, Ont. long-term care home is gearing up for a daylong celebration of its anniversary celebration on Sept. 21.
LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers.
Imagine biting into a slice of homemade pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions, grown in your own garden. Or tearing into a warm, fresh-from-the-oven pizza bun made with the same vine-ripened tomatoes.
The Alzheimer Society of Canada says gardening programs can be effective tools to help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
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