I would like to learn more about GPS tacking devices, particularly for those whose family members continue to live in their own homes and enjoy walking outdoors time to time. Can you help? (posted on behalf of a member).
I was speaking with someone who’s partner has Fontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Recently the person with FTD has been experiencing more and more episodes of rage at home, but also as a passenger in a vehicle. The behaviour of the person with FTD is impacting the care partner's ability to drive safely.Does anyone have any insight on this and are there strategies/resources that could be passed along to the family?
CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition Presents: Redefining Dementia in Denmark
Nov 18, 2012 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM EST
When it comes to care for the elderly, nursing homes are a relatively new phenomenon in Denmark. Eighty per cent of elderly Danes live at home. And when someone with dementia goes into a nursing home their freedom and self determination are the most important thing. They enjoy adventure and indulge in life's pleasures. Check out the CBC Radio called "It's Their Life" which will air on the national CBC Radio program, The Sunday Edition.
Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Meaningful Engagement in Organized Activities for Persons with Dementia
Submitted by Jillian McConnell on Oct 17, 2012 | 2:38PM GMT
Article submitted on the behalf of the author, Eilon Caspi Ph.D.
Have a look at this great resource which lists significant research involving the "Potential Therapeutic Benefits of meaningful engagement in organized actitivities for persons with Dementia", and the respective sources.
Have any acute care facilites created handouts for family members that explain behaviours of dementia? I have good examples of caregiver handouts or guides for behaviours, but am specifically looking for something from the Canadian acute care context for hospitalized patients and aggressive behaviours (verbal, physical) and sexual behaviours. Hoping some hospitals have created these types of patient/family handouts/brochures and can share!
Submitted by Sarah on Jun 28, 2012 | 9:58AM GMT
Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) has published the Behavioural Education and Training Supports Inventory (BETSI) Decision Making Framework, an education/training decision making tool and program inventory “must have!”, for anyone interested in providing safe, quality patient-centered care for older adults with responsive behaviours.
Aggressive Behaviors Between Residents with Dementia in an Assisted Living Residence
27/08/2012, 10:47 PM
Submitted by MeganHarris on Nov 7, 2011 | 4:15PM GMT
Two very important and complementary documents have been released in the last few months that, when applied in an integrated way, have the potential to guide meaningful system change for older adults with mental health problems or dementia.
1) In July, the Behavioural Support System Community of Practice and the Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange released the National Behavioural Support Systems Project: Guiding Principles and Recommended Components.
Hello All. I am looking for some assistance in developing a Responsive Behaviour program. Currently these program is fragmented and is missing crucial parts. Any assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Dementia: A Framework to Guide a Systematic Approach to Understanding Behaviour
19/07/2011, 7:01 AM
Adapted from: "Dementia: A Systematic Approach to Understanding Behaviour". S. Davidson, in Geriatrics & Aging, 2007, 10(2), pp. 104-107.
Sylvia Davidson is an Occupational Therapist & Advanced Practice Leader for the Geriatrics Program at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She shared this framework with the CDRAKE community for the 'Understanding Responsive Behaviours as a Way to Enhance Care' Webinar on July 21, 2011.