Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) — British Geriatrics Society

Article on dementia research worth looking at....   Professor Rowan H Harwood is a geriatrician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and the University of Nottingham, with particular interests in delirium, dementia and end of life care, who maintains an active portfolio of research. He tweets @RowanHarwood Can exercise-based therapy prevent or delay disability and… Continue reading Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) — British Geriatrics Society

Aging/Gerontology, News

A Company with a Focus on Canadians: Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc.

Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc. The technology, the data, the services are all Canadian; almost unheard of today when much of production is typically shipped overseas. What began as a company of one with entrepreneur Vince Morelli, President with a business background expanded to Bob Aloisio, Vice President with a technology and particularly a GPS… Continue reading A Company with a Focus on Canadians: Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc.

Healthcare, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Seeking Action for Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

Advocacy, one of the core competencies in the profession of social work. It is one skill that I was taught both in graduate school and as a professional over the past 15 years, it is a skill I take to heart. On February 9, 2013 a documentary W5, Crisis in Care, reported by Sandi Rinaldo… Continue reading Seeking Action for Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

Health Conditions/Diseases

Disabilities: A Category that Includes Mental illness, Dementia, Learning Disabilities+

Did you know that the World Health Organization reports that between four hundred million and five hundred million people are affected by a disability? Autism, learning disabilities, mental health issues and dementia fall into the disability category. If you look around and think of colleagues, friends, family and clients, at least one, most likely more,… Continue reading Disabilities: A Category that Includes Mental illness, Dementia, Learning Disabilities+

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases

South Korea Addressing Dementia

Thanks to a fellow social worker, I have this link to share to show how South Korea is addressing Dementia. Like many other countries in the world, 40-50% of the population will be 65+ and with each year of being in the 'older adult' demographic, the chance of developing Dementia rises. It is definitely worth… Continue reading South Korea Addressing Dementia

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases

Common Dementia Symptoms and Warning Signs

Symptoms of Dementia: Memory loss is usually the earliest and most noticeable symptom. Other symptoms of dementia are: ■ Having difficulty recalling recent events. ■ Not recognizing familiar people and places. ■ Having trouble finding the right words to express thoughts or name objects. ■ Having difficulty performing calculations. ■ Having problems planning and carrying… Continue reading Common Dementia Symptoms and Warning Signs