Haldimand, Norfolk adult day programs focus on participants’ successes ’
There’s a lot of choice involved in a cup of coffee. Do you want sugar? Cream? Milk? Did you actually want a cup of tea instead? For a long time, when participants came out to one of the adult day program sessions with Haldimand-Norfolk Community Senior Support Services, staff would prepare and bring them a beverage. While the intention was kindness, by doing it for the participants, “Choice and independence disappears,” said Suzy Duncan, adult day program manager… READ MORE
Open Mind: Activities for people with dementia
June is Seniors Month across Canada and a good time to reflect on how we bring joy to our seniors who live with dementia. After attending a workshop in 2017 hosted by Gail Elliot, founder of Dementiability, the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County became inspired to build a Montessori-based Resource library for families... READ MORE
Students help seniors turn dementia into ‘DementiAbility’
Imagine a world where those living with dementia can enjoy a life filled with meaning, purpose, joy, independence, choice and high self-esteem. That’s what NC students are striving to create as they learn to apply Montessori methods to help seniors with dementia. About 60 first-year Recreation Therapy students recently completed training in DementiAbility Methods: the Montessori Way (DMMW), as part of their Therapeutic Approaches for an Aging Population (TAAP) course this winter term...