As many people know, Alzheimer’s can be a very isolating journey for both patients and their caregivers. Memory Cafes help address these issues by providing people like Doug and Connie Moore with opportunities to connect with others over conversation and coffee.
To find Comfort Cafes in Canada, visit this website.
If you will be in Calgary or area on the evening of August 29/2018, this may be an event you want to attend. Given that dementia is becoming a reality for more people, the information provided is apt to be relevant to you or someone you know.
In an effort to raise the voice of caregivers, Carers Canada and the Canadian Home Care Association are seeking friends and family members who care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to share their experience by completing a private and secure on-line survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Feedback received from this survey will be used to inform the federal government in advancing Bill C-233, an Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This Act directs the federal Minister of Health to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy for the care of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementias, as well as their families and caregivers.
Please note that the survey closes on February 5, 2018.
If you are interested in dementia care, here is a one-hour online event you may want to attend. The session is being held on January, 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MST. Click on image above for more information.
A new provincial policy is seeing the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) initiative expanding in Alberta. In particular, the policy addresses the use of restraints in all Alberta Health Services’ facilities and partners. The four types of restraints included in the policy are pharmacologic, mechanical, physical and environmental Click here to read more about “Restraints as a Last Resort” and other important topics in the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) Winter 2016 Bulletin.
Before sitting down to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, why not burn off some calories so you can have that extra piece of pumpkin pie? Join the many Calgarians who will be wearing red and taking part in the 2016 Alzheimer Walk & Run on Sunday, October 9th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Click here to find out more about this event.
In 2013, Alberta Health Services (AHS) funded a pilot project that focused on the use of antipsychotics in long-term care facilities. Starting with 11 early-adopter sites, the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care Project has now been implemented in all of the 170 long-term sites across the province. The results have been very positive for all involved – residents, families, and staff. Click here to explore the AUA Toolkit, where you can find news and resources relating to the AUA project.