Alzheimer’s Care at Home

Giving Choices

Since the majority of Alzheimer’s care is provided in home settings, family care partners need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide Alzheimer’s care at home.  Below you’ll find 9* reasons why people providing Alzheimer’s care at home should get the information they need to learn how to effectively provide care….

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New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

New Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Reactions and Feelings A new Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an emotional and life-altering experience. Someone who has just received a new Alzheimer’s diagnosis, or a diagnosis of any other form of dementia, can be profoundly affected. The reactions and feelings of individuals upon hearing such a diagnosis can vary widely based on their…

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How we Can Improve Residents’ Lives

Meaningful Activities Improve Residents’ Lives We recently wrapped up a certified adapted Montessori training session with a wonderful group of people from the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. What an engaged group! The passion for their work was evident right from the start. And we see how they work to improve residents’ lives….

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Caregivers and People with Dementia

Caregivers and People with Dementia.  When the adapted Montessori method is being used the rewards are plentiful for everyone involved…caregivers and people with dementia. A person with Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia, is treated with respect, dignity and equality. They get to live the best life they can despite their diagnosis. They…

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Accepting the New Reality

Accepting the new reality will help to preserve harmony in relationships affected by dementia. Embracing the New Reality: Navigating Dementia with Harmony Mrs. Duchesne, who is in the moderate stage of Alzheimer’s, often exhibits controlling behaviors, insisting on doing things she perhaps should not, like loading the dishwasher. Her husband, Mr. Duchesne, frequently attempts to…

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Caregiver Training Benefits All Parties

So Many AHA! Moments and Great Takeaways

Caregiver Training Benefits All Parties We know it’s true because we just wrapped up another Intensive Training Session on the Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired and the trainees told us that our brand of caregiver training would benefit all parties. There was so much energy and excitement in the group, we’ve just got…

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