Guest Post: Arts & Crafts for People with Alzheimer’s

Caregiving for dementia patients requires a lot of patience, flexibility, and sticking to a scheduled routine. It’s not easy by a longshot, but helping a dementia patient feel more relaxed and less confused is important. Your patient may be mostly independent with momentary lapses, or entirely dependent on you, depending on how far along their…

Dementia in the Digital World: An interview with Wendy Mitchell

In a recent interview discussing digital health and care services for elderly adults, the Director of Digital and Service Transformation at ALLIANCE, Zahid Deen, said something quite impactful. Deen said that unfortunately, it is often the users, the people who actually benefit from digital health and social services, whose voices and experiences are overlooked because…

How to Create a Person-Centred Care Plan

The care sector is experiencing a shift in the way practices and health systems are designed and managed. Traditionally, the role of patients and their families has been one of passive “order takers”. Nowadays, many service providers are implementing a person-centred approach. This requires a shift to viewing patients and their families as active “team…

Preparing for the Baby Boomers: 3 keys to retaining millenial care staff

Millenials are estimated to account for 75% of the U.S. workforce by 2025. Fortunately for employers, they might be the most studied generation in history. This means research already exists on what millenials find important when it comes to the workplace. A Brookings study showed that Millennials put an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, teamwork,…