Browsing All posts tagged under »Social work«

Melting Together: A Story by People l/w Dementia

May 4, 2017

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My friend Romina and I co-created The Boomers Club, a wellness program at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, for people living with Young Onset Dementia (under age 65) and their family care partners. We focus on physical exercise and cognitive stimulation. The group has a strong component of peer support for people living with dementia […]

10 Lessons from People l/w Dementia

March 8, 2017

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There are innumerable myths about what dementia is and how it diminishes a person. I vehemently differ from this opinion. I wanted to list down all the things I have learned, relearned and had reinforced as a direct result of working and loving people living with dementia.

Between a Hug and a Hard Place

February 8, 2017

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The day program I go to weekly serves adults with cognitive difficulties. This includes dementia, developmental delays, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Down’s Syndrome, etc. I met Lulu* there. It’s hard to tell Lulu’s age. I am guessing she’s in her 40s. She is of a robust constitution and a quiet demeanour. She seems reserved and […]

Responding to a friend in crisis

January 23, 2017

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Friends are the first line of support for most people these days. As friends, how can we best support someone that confides in us? Here are a few tips from me.

10 Things You Need to Know About Suicide

November 21, 2016

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Disclaimer: This post is not an expert opinion, rather a collection of my observations through my volunteer work. This post does not provide medical or crisis prevention advice.    For the last two years, I have been volunteering with the Survivor Support Program (SSP) with Toronto Distress Centre. It is a free program that provides supportive […]

Living Well W/ Dementia

October 16, 2016

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The views in this article are my own. They do not represent the views of my employer in any way. Note – PLWD: People Living W/ Dementia “Living well with dementia” is all the buzz now, and rightly so. There is much stigma attached to a diagnosis of dementia. People are forced to hide because […]

Show and Tell & People l/w Dementia

September 16, 2016

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Yesterday at our group (for people living with Young Onset Dementias – under 65 – and their care partners) we did a round of show-and-tell. We had asked them to bring an object that meant something special to them. Each time one of them spoke, we learned something new about them. Each time they spoke, […]

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