New app to help improve environments for people with dementia – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

New app to help improve environments for people with dementia – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Working in collaboration with construction experts Space Group, the design team at Dementia Services Development Centre is creating the first app of its kind in the world to digitally assess how suitable a residence, care facility or other environment is for older people and those living with dementia. The dementia database, called IRIDIS, will make … Continue reading

Canada’s National Dementia Strategy – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Canada’s National Dementia Strategy – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

On June 22, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. The passing of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, means the Government of Canada will address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia. The Act not only brings Canada in line with … Continue reading

Life Story work helps people with dementia review past events and build a personal biography – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Life Story work helps people with dementia review past events and build a personal biography – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Due to problems with memory loss and communication, people with dementia often need help communicating important aspects of their identity – such as background, interests and who and what is important to them. Life Story work is an activity in which people with dementia gather together and review events in their past and build a … Continue reading

Updated: Dementia Education and Training Resources for Long-Term Care: A Selected List

Updated: Dementia Education and Training Resources for Long-Term Care: A Selected List

This document is designed as a guide to selected, recent resources on dementia care education and training. Many of the resources listed are available at the J.W. Crane Memorial Library, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries, or are freely accessible on the Internet. http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/ld.php?content_id=12057714 Continue reading

Strategies for bringing wellness to people with cognitive decline – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Strategies for bringing wellness to people with cognitive decline – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Changes in cognitive processes are a normal part of aging. However, when individuals experience cognitive changes sufficiently severe to interfere with the ability to perform activities of daily living, then they may be beginning the journey along the stages of cognitive decline and dementia. To address such concerns, the International Council on Active Aging has … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association offers online tools to empower people to live well with dementia – 	Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Alzheimer’s Association offers online tools to empower people to live well with dementia – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Living a quality life in the early stage of dementia is an individual choice. With input from people living with the disease, the Alzheimer’s Association has launched a series of online tools to help individuals cope with and live a better life with dementia. The resources are meant to address five key components of early-stage … Continue reading