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People living with dementia discover potential through art

July 19, 201, London Free Press

It’s not quite art therapy, nor is it art education.

It’s a program that’s somewhere in between and is giving individuals with dementia the ability to work alongside artists as co-creators of drama, dance, music and visual art.

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The McCormick Care Group Releases its Annual Report for 2017-2018

June 26, 2018

McCormick Care Group Annual Report for 2017-2018  Now Available

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Against the dying light

January 10, 2018, Western News, Western University

This in-depth series covers the many aspects involved in managing Alzheimer disease, particularly from the perspectives of research, caregiving, partnerships and impacts to family and friends.

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The Last Address

January 31, 2018, McCormick Care Foundation

The McCormick Care Foundation presents the story of palliative care at McCormick Home

The McCormick Care Foundation has released a powerful video on the importance of quality palliative care and shares the personal stories of McCormick Home family members who have guided their loved ones along their final journey. The Last Address is the beginning of an important conversation about end-of-life care.

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Perfection in Perspective

December 14, 2017, McCormick Care Foundation

Works from McCormick Day Program participants are displayed at joint art show with Fanshawe College

“Perfection in Perspective” helped fundraise for the art therapy program that McCormick Dementia Services offers to people living with dementia. Three clients from the McCormick Day Program were paired up with three different artists through London Arts Council to create their own masterpieces to showcase at the event that was organized by students in the Fanshawe College Recreation and Leisure Services Program in partnership with the McCormick Care Foundation.

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Caregiver support, training at heart of initiative

October 5, 2017, by Adela Talbot, Western University

Marie Savundranayagam wants to dispel the notion that ‘person-centered care’ is merely a patient-focused approach. In health-care settings, she stressed, both the patient and their caregiver must figure into the equation.

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Three issues people struggle with after moving a spouse into long-term care

September 25, 2017, by Paul Cavanagh, Caregiver Exchange

visiting spouseCaregiving doesn’t necessarily stop when your spouse goes to live in a long-term care home. It just looks a little different, according to Joanne Nancekivell, a social worker at McCormick Home. She leads a support group for people whose spouses live in long-term care homes in London, Ontario.

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When to make decisions for a relative with dementia and when not to

June 25, 2017, by Paul Cavanaugh, Caregiver Exchange
concerned daughter

Family caregivers often find themselves in situations where they’re speaking for a relative with dementia. Sometimes this is appropriate, other times it’s not. Knowing the difference isn’t always easy.

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Spousal support: A caregiver’s perspective

June 14, 2017, by Julie Ritchie, Western University

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.
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Relieving caregiver burden

June 14, 2017, by Julie Ritchie, Western University

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.
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McCormick Home response to Elizabeth Wettlaufer case

June 2, 2017, by 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.
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Challenges of mobility aids and dementia explored

Western News,   by Todd Devlin

MOBILITY AIDSIt 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.

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Photo Paul Mayne // Western News
Physical Therapy professor Susan Hunter’s work represents a shift in thinking about fall prevention for individuals with dementia. She is challenging current rehabilitation practice by seeing the use of mobility aids, such as canes or walkers, as a far more complex cognitive task than previously believed.


Media Releases

2018

Annual ‘Art and Soul’ Show at McCormick Home Features Inspiring Works

April 18, 2018

 

McCormick Care Group Announces Launch of New Dimensions E-Newsletter

April 18, 2018

 

McCormick Dementia Services Announces Expansion of Overnight Respite Care Program

February 14, 2018

 

2017

McCormick Caregiver Education Series Announcement

Nov 1, 2017

 

McCormick Dementia Services Education Series Helps Caregivers Facing the Challenges of Dementia

Sept 5, 2017

 

Registration Now Open for McCormick Caregiver Education Series at McCormick Dementia Services

July 4, 2017

 

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

April 18,  2017

 

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

April 18,  2017

 

Registration Now Open for McCormick Caregiver Education Series at McCormick Dementia Services

March 7,  2017

 

2016

McCormick Care Foundation Announces 2017 Ritz Fundraising Gala

December 2,  2016

 

McCormick Care Group Announces Strategic Directions for 2016-2019

October 6,  2016

 

Registration Now Open for McCormick Caregiver Education Series at McCormick Dementia Services

September 29,  2016

 

Workshop to Look at Opportunities for Personal Growth in Persons with Dementia

August 31,  2016

 

Joint Research Project with King’s University College to Study Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy on Dementia-Related Behaviour

July 6,  2016

 

Historic Community Group in London Changes Name; Launches New Dementia Research Division

May 3,  2016

 

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

April 25,  2016

 

Senior Care Canada Publishes Article on Qualitative Findings from Joint WCA/Baycrest Health Services Adult Day Program Study

March 29, 2016

 

Registration Now Open for Alzheimer Outreach Services Caregiver Education Series

March 29, 2016

 

McCormick Home Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Annual Ritz Fundraising Gala

January 11, 2016

 

Registration Now Open for Alzheimer Outreach Services Caregiver Education Series

January 4, 2016

 

Alzheimer Outreach Services and the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex Present “Tools for the Caregiver: Meaningful Activities and Exercises at Home”

January, 2016

 

2015

Registration Now Open for AOS Caregiver Education Series

October 6, 2015

 

Ford Keast Chartered Professional Accountants and McCormick Home Foundation Present
“An Evening with Genevieve Fisher”

September 21, 2015

 

Registration Now Open for AOS Caregiver Education Series

July 28, 2015

 

McCormick Home to Hold Annual Resident Art Exhibit

May 6, 2015

 

McCormick Home and Alzheimer Outreach Services Earn Highest Ranking in Latest National Accreditation Review

May 5, 2015

 

Free Alzheimer Outreach Services Caregiver Education Program Begins on February 3

January 20, 2015

 

2014

McCormick Home Foundation Announces Annual Ritz Fundraising Gala for 2015

December 18, 2014

 

Ford Keast Wealth Management Inc. and Alzheimer Outreach Services Present “Memories of Thanksgiving” with the Food Network’s Anna Olson

September 12, 2014

 

Alzheimer Outreach Services Offering Free Caregiver Education Program

August 14, 2014

 

WCA Issues Annual Report for 2013-2014 and Commemorates 140 Years of Service to the London Community

July 8, 2014

 

Alzheimer Outreach Services Teams up with Highview Residences to Present a Free Theatre Performance to the Community

May 6, 2014

 

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

May 6, 2014

 

WCA Issues Request for Proposals for Branding Strategy Services

May 1, 2014

 

Alzheimer Outreach Services Offering Free Caregiver Education Seminars

January 31, 2014

 

2013

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month!
Alzheimer Outreach Services Offers Free Caregiver Support Sessions

December 20, 2013

 

McCormick Home Foundation and Alzheimer Outreach Services Present” Memories of Christmas” with the Food Network’s Anna Olson

November 22, 2013

 

Free Caregiver Support Seminars Being Held

October 10, 2013

 

London’s Alzheimer Outreach Services Helps Raise Awareness of Frontotemporal
Dementia by Participating in North American-wide Event

September 20, 2013

 

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

May 1, 2013

 


Media Contact:

Monica Fleck
Director of Communication, McCormick Care Group
2022 Kains Road London, ON N6K 0A8
Phone: 519-432-2648 ext. 2405
Fax: 519-472-1486
Email: mfleck@mccormickcare.ca

VIDEOS
Empowering Dementia Day Program Clients
Exploring an Alternative Therapeutic Approach to Empowering Dementia Day Program Clients
September, 2016
Archie Brindleton Visits McCormick Home
Archie Brindleton, therapy dog and local canine celebrity, shares a video of his recent visit with residents at McCormick Home (*royalty free music by Bensound.com).
August 8, 2016
The Caregiver Journey
April 17, 2016
McCormick Home Foundation Long Term Care 2016
Following the day-to-day lives of four residents of McCormick Home’s Long Term Care Home, we learn how life can be, rich, delightful, and full of the joys of adventure and discovery in our golden years.
February 1, 2016
Cultivating Wellbeing
A research partnership between Fanshawe College and the Alzheimer Outreach Services (AOS) of McCormick Home – the largest day program of its kind in Ontario – is sowing the seeds to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).
November 11, 2015
AOS Director Karen Johnson Presents Horticultural Therapy: Helping Brains Blossom to Help Mark 2015 as the Year of the Brain
August 20, 2015
McCormick Home Presents “Happy”
Apr 23, 2015
Take a Tour of McCormick Home London, Ontario
August 2011

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