Aging/Gerontology, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Dementia: A Feared Diagnosis and the Emotional Journey

I attended a lecture on Long Term Care Placement from the Perspective of a Caregiver a few days ago at a local private non-profit Alzheimer’s organization. Even though I am a professional, I wanted to further learn the process from the caregivers perspective. Although the placement process was focused here on the province of Quebec,… Continue reading Dementia: A Feared Diagnosis and the Emotional Journey

Aging/Gerontology, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health, Videos

Elder Abuse

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Elder Abuse: A topic many do not want to think about, but unfortunately it is a reality. Take a look at the video below and give me your thoughts. The video is educational, worth watching and a great teaching tool. Share it with others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_LG3EtcFco&feature=share&list=PL6114E161CE0C0CD2

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Geriatric Social Worker

This is worth reading from the perspective of a geriatric social worker-one who works with seniors..... http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/General/I_Am_a_Geriatric_Social_Worker%3A_A_Walking,_Talking,_Living_Resource_For_All_Your_%22What_Ifs%22/

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases

Normalizing Dementia

by Victoria Brewster, MSW AD or Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is… Continue reading Normalizing Dementia

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases

Repost of: ‘Me, My Mom and Alzheimer’s’

AD or Alzheimer's Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is in their 40's. This… Continue reading Repost of: ‘Me, My Mom and Alzheimer’s’

End-of-Life

Death of a Client or Patient

by Victoria Brewster, MSW It is always hard as a professional to lose a client because of death. While death is a fact of life, part of the life cycle; remember to be born, one must die, it is never easy. I work with seniors and older/adults and this is something that I face all… Continue reading Death of a Client or Patient