Monthly Archives: December 2016
The LGBT Caregiving Fact Sheet is a great resource for professional and personal caregivers
View the PDF and learn more about the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/pdfs/LGBT%20Caregiving%20Fact%20Sheet_Final.pdf
“Study: Attending the Symphony Reverses Cognitive Decline in People with Dementia,” CSU, 11/30/16.
The New York DOH has created an initiative that “strongly urges health care personnel to play their part in the early detection/diagnosis of AD/D Alzheimer’s.”
Last chance to earn a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) certification in 2016! The COTP was created by the International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals (ICCOTP).
NCCDP members are eligible for a 50% discount. (See the NCCDP’s newsletter for details.) ICCOTP provides would-be online trainers the knowledge and skills necessary to become qualified online trainers. http://www.iccotp.com/
“Reputable Registered Nurse and Nurse Manager, Rose Simbizi, RN, BSN will be Highlighted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare,” PR NewsChannel.
Learn more about Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Simbizi: https://www.prnewschannel.com/2016/12/09/reputable-registered-nurse-and-nurse-manager-rose-simbizi-rn-bsn-will-be-highlighted-in-the-worldwide-leaders-in-healthcare/
The MX-LOCare Safety Watch is a GPS tracking device for those needing special care. This is a great aid for caregivers of those suffering from dementia and autism.
“Grandma with Dementia Springs to Life When Loveless Kitten is Placed into Her Arms,” littlethings.com
Canada’s Antipsychotic Reduction Collaborative and its corresponding Tool Kit for Care Teams are great resources for caregivers all over the world!
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) “worked with 56 LTC homes that agreed to curb the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medication to seniors.” http://www.cfhi-fcass.ca/WhatWeDo/reducing-antipsychotic-medication-use-collaborative Check out also the Alberta Guideline on the Appropriate Use…
“Company Recreates Doors of Dementia Patients’ Houses To Help Them Find Rooms And Feel At Home,” Architecture and Design, 11/13/16.