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Elder abuse: What did you see?

Stu Mills for Rita Celli, Ontario Today, CBC Radio 1
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/ontariotoday

Featured guests on the open line program were Daniel Nassrallah, partner of DNG Law in Ottawa and grandson of Georges Karam, the 89-year-old man with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s who was assaulted by a personal support worker at the city-run Garry J. Armstrong long-term care facility in Ottawa, and Jane Meadus, a lawyer with the Toronto-based Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.

Listen to the one-hour program here:
http://bit.ly/2u82IdN

Caring for the caregivers

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The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

The Current takes a look at the life of a caregiver, and the immense pressures people face when caring for a loved one with dementia. Dr. Joel Sadavoy has developed a program –the first of its kind in Canada– designed to support these “working carers.” If you missed the broadcast, it is available on the CBC’s web site:

www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/05/15/caring-for-the-caregivers/

Patient-centred care: Changing the way we treat people with dementia

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The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is calling on care homes to change their culture, and to adopt a philosophy known as person-centred care. It recognizes that dementia patients still have a right to a fulfilling and joyful life. There’s a good reason so many people know someone diagnosed with dementia, and often know them very well…750,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s, or some other form of dementia. And that number is expected to double in the next fifteen years. Most people with dementia — about 70 per cent — will die in long term care homes. Already, there are concerns about the quality of care in those facilities. But some care providers are getting it right. The Czorny Alzheimer Centre is a public facility run by Fraser Health. The Current visited the facility to meet with residents and their caregivers. To listen to this program go to the CBC’s web site: www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/dementia/2014/05/12/reducing-drugs-through-patient-based-care/

Why are family members being banned from visiting their relatives in long-term care facilities?

The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

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Families of seniors in some care homes in Alberta have been banned from seeing their loved ones and say – short of going to court – which some are doing, there is no way to appeal decisions made by staff at those institutions. The program is available on the CBC’s web site. It features interviews with Huguette Hebert, Shauna McHarg, Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta and Sholom Glouberman, Philosopher in Residence at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, an organization specializing in aging care. Mr. Glouberman is also the President of Patients Canada and the author of “Keepers: Inside Stories from Total Institutions”.

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