Helping Caregivers Cope
A student in Western University’s Master of Media in Journalism Communication program shares her stories of how two family members of McCormick Dementia Services day program clients have benefited from the support offered at McCormick Dementia Services.
Spousal Support: A Caregiver’s Perspective
While Rita Clarke may be retired, her days aren’t filled with rest and relaxation. Ever since her husband Peter’s dementia diagnosis five years ago, she’s taken on a much more demanding role – the role of a caregiver.
Relieving Caregiver Burden
It’s no secret that Canada’s population is aging. According to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, almost one million people will be diagnosed with dementia in the next 15 years. Along with this will come a growing demand for caregivers to help those with dementia perform their daily tasks, and this responsibly often falls on family and friends.
McCormick Home Response to Elizabeth Wettlaufer Case
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF McCORMICK HOME
We at McCormick Home share in the community’s shock and grief at the recent media coverage of the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case. It is truly a tragedy that such terrible crimes could happen in long-term care, where safety, dignity and quality of life are the priority of the many valued staff members working in this sector.
Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored
It seems counterintuitive that the use of a mobility aid, such as a cane or a walker, can actually increase the risk of falls in older adults. Yet in individuals with dementia, that’s exactly the case. In fact, people with dementia are three times more likely to suffer a fall when using a mobility aid versus not using one at all.Read More