In recognition of Alzheimer Awareness Month, we are highlighting two different tools available through the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.
Meal Times, from the Alzheimer’s Society Day-to-day series, provides information and tips to caregivers, volunteers and healthcare staff when assisting individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. The pamphlet describes strategies for a person-centered approach to mealtime, and encourages an interactive mealtime. The pamphlet also goes through the struggles, or issues that will arise as dementia progresses and provides strategies for coping.
All about Me is an autobiographical booklet inviting individuals with dementia to share their stories. The booklet asks individuals to include information that is important to their day-to-day care, such as medical information, contact information, likes and dislikes, daily routines, mealtime routines, hobbies and grooming preferences.
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Society and to read about their January campaign for Alzheimer’s Awareness month, please visit http://www.earlydiagnosis.ca/.