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In this presentation Dr. Bill Gibson will give an introduction to dementia, the different types, and talk though what can be expected on a dementia journey for everyone involved, as well as discuss the medical treatments and other "top tips".
Meeting for board members of AS/AB_NT
Three out of five Canadians with dementia wander. The numbers of missing adults who "wandered off" have increased from 2010 to 2014. These are underestimates as not all individuals who went missing were reported. An Alberta study showed that locator devices gave caregivers peace of mind. Yet, consumer information about dementia-related locator technologies varies between products and vendors. This creates challenges for caregivers and health service providers to manage this information when seeking an appropriate technology. An online consumer guideline of commercially available locator technologies was developed to allow: (1) Vendors to describe their products per standardized product descriptions, and (2) Consumers to access this information to review and make purchase decisions. https://tech.findingyourwayontario.ca/products
Participation in exercise programs can enhance the physical and mental health of healthy older adults, including persons with dementia. However, programs tailored for dementia clients are scarce and barriers, such as transportation and accessibility, further limit their participation. The purpose of this project is to evaluate the usability of a home Kinect-based system (entitled Virtual Gym), and to determine its effect on perceived physical and mental health of cognitively healthy older adults as well as older adults with mild dementia. Virtual Gym is developed to guide older adults through postures and movements, recognize features of their movement, and provide different types of constructive feedback and motivating rewards when movements are performed well. The study consists of three phases: (1) Piloting usability phase; (2) Piloting usability from a distance phase; (3) Effectiveness phase.
Kirstin Veugelers, PhD (biochemistry), empowers patients and their loved-ones through knowledge translation and advocacy, uniquely valuing the patient as a whole complex being, as more than a medical diagnosis. Kirstin personally experienced the frustration of navigating the healthcare system to address her own health issues. To help others avoid similar frustration, Kirstin commits to hearing patients’ health and personal journeys, and to supporting patients and their loved-ones through the information-gathering and decision-making processes, and beyond.
Join us as Dr. Jayna Holyod-Leduc from the University of Calgary and AHS presents on common issues that care partners face when looking after family members with dementia. She will also provide some practical evidence-informed advice and tools to help manage the more stressful or challenging parts of being a care partner.
A hope therapist will help you understand the importance of hope on your journey as a care partner. Find out how to maintain hope, the importance of self-care, and how to get the help and support you need.
A bereavement counselor will help you understand the grieving process and how to recognize grief. Find out how grief can affect you throughout your journey as a care partner and strategies to get the support you need to take care of yourself.