NewsletterJan19


Joseph’s Story

Joseph’s Story

There is no doubt that making the decision to live in long-term care can be stressful. It’s not uncommon to hear from families who need help – help with how to tell someone that they are moving into long-term care.
This story is about Joseph, a new resident to McCormick Home. Joseph didn’t expect to be living in long-term care, and his daughter, Anne, didn’t know how to tell him that he needed to leave the home he knew and lived in for so many years.


Is It the Disease or Something Else?

Is It the Disease or Something Else?

When behavioural changes occur in a person with dementia, you may think to yourself, "That must be the disease.” While sometimes that may be the case, on occasion there may be an underlying medical reason for behavioural changes.


Honing Your Caregiving Skills

Honing Your Caregiving Skills

“This course is perfect for what we are going through.”
“You’ve made a huge, positive difference in my life.”
“I’ve learned so much…I’m feeling better now that I’ve learned some new techniques.”

These are just some of the comments on a new program at McCormick Dementia Services that is helping caregivers learn practical, hands-on ways to care for someone with dementia.


The Importance of Collaborative Relationships

The Importance of Collaborative Relationships

I was recently reflecting on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang and the amount of work involved in making the Winter Games happen every four years. It brought to mind the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” To achieve a positive outcome, it really is all about collaboration.