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Welcome to the I CAN! I WILL! Library | Alzheimer's Disease International

Welcome to the I CAN! I WILL! Library | Alzheimer's Disease International

Welcome to the I CAN! I WILL! Library

I CAN! I WILL! is a library of ideas to help people around the world stand up and speak out about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

These ideas, which raise awareness about dementia and help to erase the stigma, have been contributed by people just like you - people with dementia, care partners, medical professionals, volunteers and advocates - so that you can learn from their experiences and they can learn from you.

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) UK

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS): Welcome

Welcome to the ADASS Website - the home of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and the voice of adult social care. The site contains the whole range of policy initiatives, press releases and consultation responses that constitute so much of the daily activity of the Association's members, and is regularly updated.

The main contact details of the Association can be found at the foot of every page. Please post comments about this site - we value your views.

Retrofitting or Assisted Living | The BMA Blog

Retrofitting or Assisted Living | The BMA Blog: Retrofitting or Assisted Living

By Rick Banas of senior living and assisted living provider BMA Management, Ltd.
Neighborhood houses

Which might better? Retrofitting the house to accommodate aging in place or moving into a senior living or assisted living community?

Here are things to consider.

Please read: Talking Point updates

Please read: Talking Point updates

The main changes are outlined in the following posts, but if you have any questions or there is anything you’re not sure about, please post below or email talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk, and a member of the Talking Point team will get back to you as soon as possible.

1. New sub-forums

2. New drop-down menus and links to Alzheimer's Society resources

3. Members' personal menu options have moved

4. Moved buttons

5. Re-worded commands

Grief for Spouse with Dementia | Lesley Postle Sydney Area, Australia

Grief for Spouse with Dementia or Alzheimer's

Lesley Postle wrote:
"Grief and loss can occur when the loved one is still alive, yet their personality and individuality has gone. Your spouse with dementia or Alzheimer's is gradually changing before your eyes and is becoming more and more dependent. You grieve for the loved one you had, whilst caring for the totally dependent person they have become."

"This long, slow loss of a loved one is a painful, difficult time for those coping with their home care. The husband who used to do all the DIY, gardening and deal with the household finances becomes like a child who has to be told what to wear and when to eat. The wife who used to be a great cook and homemaker becomes the child again. She has to be given food to eat, she can’t shop anymore as she comes home with pounds of tomatoes and nothing else. They are still with you, they have the same smile, they may appear outwardly normal, but the ability to cope alone is gone and they become totally dependent. Grief for Spouse with Dementia:"

Lesley Postle  

Sydney Area, Australia

Websites include www.pumpkinlicious.com - Owner
www.griefandsympathy.com - Owner

www.sarahkeyphysiotherapy.com - builder
www.simplebackpain.com - builder

Her contact page on www.decolish.com

This Caring Home

This Caring Home

 Rosemary Bakker is the creator and director of ThisCaringHome.org. She is also an interior designer, gerontologist, keynote speaker, and former caregiver to a mother with Alzheimer’s disease. She understands first-hand how difficult and rewarding caregiving can be. Most importantly, she learned how a dementia-friendly environment can make caregiving less difficult and more fulfilling. Rosemary is the recipient of many awards for her innovative education and has authored two books on interior design and aging, including Lark Books: The AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home: Beautiful Living for the Second Half of Life (2010). Rosemary is available for 1) Training and Speaking Engagements and 2) Design Consultations.

1) Training and Speaking Engagements

Rosemary brings a fresh innovative approach to dementia care training. Her lively presentations give professional and family caregivers the tips and tools they need to transform an ordinary dwelling into a dementia-friendly home. Learn about inspiring and practical solutions to everyday caregiving problems that enhance safety and well-being and help the person with dementia live a fuller, more meaningful life.

Keynote speeches, workshops, and lunchtime presentations can be customized to fit the needs of the audience, including healthcare providers, human resources, and family caregivers. Training on how to use ThisCaringHome as a vital resource can also be provided for service professionals.

Presentation Topics

Presentations cover a wide array of home safety and caregiving topics, including:

  • Memory Aides
  • 7 Steps to Better Bathing
  • Cooking Safety
  • Better Mealtimes
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Wandering Technologies
  • Therapeutic & Fun Activities
  • Dementia-Friendly Interior Design
  • A Calmer Day: Reducing Agitation