Here are Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Dementia - Part 2
To increase awareness, dispel myths and reduce stigma, we’re answering the most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This is part two in the series. Read part...
Positive Approach to Care Education for Staff, Families and Community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2019
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia: 17,000 Nova Scotians live with dementia. Caring for a person with dementia can be challenging and can take its toll on family members.
Do you care for a family member who lives with dementia? Do you ever feel alone on your journey?
Karen Brown is a caregiver to her husband Wally who lives with Alzheimer's disease. In this video with Jennifer of Simple Local Life, she shares a...
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. To increase awareness, dispel myths and reduce stigma, we’re answering the most frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This is part one of a two part series.
In this Facebook Live...
Did you know? January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
17,000 Nova Scotians live with dementia and countless more family members and friends are also affected by the condition. Many people are unaware of what dementia is and how a diagnosis of dementia can affect your life and...
You’ve come home for the holidays and you’re thrilled to spend some time with your parents. It becomes apparent though that some changes have occurred since your last visit. Even if that was only a few months ago, changes can and sometimes do happen quickly....
Jennifer with Simple Local Life had a conversation with Lisa Osborne, a caregiver with Earth Angels Home Care about what it’s like to be a caregiver.
Jennifer: Lisa, how long have you been a caregiver with Earth Angels Home Care?
Lisa: I started...
Are you a family caregiver? More than 8 million people in Canada provide informal care to a family member. The value of care provided by family members is estimated to save the health care system between $24 to $31 billion annually. Yes, you read that correctly!
November is National Family...
What is Positive Approach to Care™? How does it benefit people living with dementia?
Positive Approach to Care™ was created by Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading dementia experts. Teepa Snow is an Occupational Therapist who has been working in dementia...
Left to right: Tamara Ballard, Teepa Snow, Catherine MacRae
Tamara Ballard and Catherine MacRae, Client Care Managers for Earth Angels Home Care, recently achieved their Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC) Dementia Coach Certification.
We sat down with Tamara to ask her a few questions about the...
What is home care? What are home care services? Who can benefit from home care? We started a new Facebook Live series with Simple Local Life to answer these questions and more!
Our first episode aired November 6th. Jennifer of Simple Local Life, and Tamara Ballard,...
Are you planning a trip this summer? Will you be travelling with a loved one who lives with dementia? If so, it’s important to prepare ahead and have a plan.
Here are a few tips to consider before you leave, while you travel, and after...