Vocabulary: A Case to Drop "Home-like"

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 28, 2019 9:12:03 AM
Human needs for safety, respect, happiness and love are feelings associated with home.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, eldercare, home-like, environment

Responding to Agitation and Aggression in persons living with Dementia

Posted by Pam Brandon on Apr 24, 2018 4:53:47 PM

Agitation and Aggression- Individuals with dementia frequently become restless, anxious, or upset you may see a resident pacing, moving furniture or objects, talking to themselves, yelling or swearing. These behaviors can escalate to aggressive behaviors like, threatening or causing harm to another by pushing or hitting, cornering another resident or staff, or even throwing objects or food. And unfortunately, aggression among people with dementia can happen suddenly and seemingly without warning.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, caregivers, Dementia Live, behaviors, Behavior Expression, Agression, Agitation, environment

Creating Neighborhoods for Life - What Research Tells Us

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 28, 2018 6:54:42 AM

The number of older people is rising dramatically, particularly those in the 85 years and above age group.  Because the likelihood of developing dementia increases with age, reaching a one in 3 chance by the time a person reaches 85, we must turn our attention to eldercare, age-friendly initiatives to be that of dementia-friendly initiatives.  Let's look at what research tells us about how our neighborhoods can be transformed to age-friendly, dementia-friendly places for people to live as they grow older.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Dementia Live, leadership, older adults, environment, Dementia-Friendly neighborhoods, Urban designers

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