Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia, which involves impaired brain function, the loss of short-term memory, and trouble completing even basic, familiar daily tasks. Caring for family members with this disease can take an emotional as well as financial toll on families. Arranging for the care of a person suffering from dementia can be complex and expensive. Adding to that complexity, patients are often unable to manage or understand their finances.
Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming.
This toolkit shares information on how home providers and home seekers have the ability to live in affordable, shared accomodateion inclusive of respce, choice and dignity and of mutual benefit to all.
The CASE tool was created by Myrna Reis and Daphne Nahmiash and is designed to be administered to caregivers of elderly individuals. It comprises eight yes or no questions, and can make a handy tool to use in psychosocial assessments if you are a counsellor or a case manager.
By combining their expertise, they hoped to strengthen community responses to the abuse of older adults in Alberta through a three stage process: 1. A Literature and Stakeholder Review, 2. Identify the Essential Elements of a Comprehensive Community Response to the abuse of older adults, 3. Develop a Draft Community Development Model.
This toolkit was developed to support local governments in British Columbia in their attempts to create dementia-friendly communities. The information contained within it can assist other communities in their efforts. 44 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.