McCormick Home Welcomes New Administrator
We are pleased to announce that a collaboration involving Western University’s Sam Katz Community Health and Aging Research Unit and McCormick Dementia Services has received funding to support further research into a specialized dementia training program for personal support workers.Read More
How have you been coping with the emotional impacts of caregiving? A recent article in The New York Times was titled: “There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing.” It would not be surprising to know that many people have felt “blah” at times, especially in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Ah, the joys of summer -- the longer days, the warmth of the sun, fun activities of working in the garden, wading by the pool or packing a fine picnic lunch. With the short summer we have, there is often a panic to “fit it all in” before the looming thought of winter is upon us again. But wait! Did you pack enough to drink?Read More
One of the most common issues that we are hearing about from caregivers is, “I don’t get a minute to myself. My spouse is following me everywhere.” Or, “I can’t even go to the bathroom by myself.” It is a common behaviour for a person with dementia and is often referred to as shadowing. Shadowing is often an indication of anxiety.Read More
Please note that most of the photos in this issue were taken pre-COVID. All staff and visitors are still required to wear masks and perform proper hand hygiene when connecting with our residents and clients.