Opening Doors to Communication

A personal approach and a human touch make a big difference in reaching people living with memory-care issues. It’s 2:30 a.m., and Mr. Phillips is walking the care centre halls, noting which doors are shut tight. He looks over the fire extinguisher attached to the wall, checks to make sure there are no ripples in … Read more…

Language Can Change Our World

Published On: Oct 13, 2015 I often catch myself climbing onto my soap box. The topic that pushes me to that familiar place is the idea that words matter. I suspect those around me get tired of listening to my usual refrain that language influences beliefs and behaviors. Sometimes I wonder if I should lighten … Read more…

Serving Individuals with Dementia

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Participation of People with Dementia in Care Farms Care farming is the combination of agricultural production with health and social services (Di Iacovo and O’Connor). The Care Farm is a novel, rapidly growing, and considerably diverse sector in the Netherlands and other European countries. It offers, among others, day care, supported … Read more…