Memory Lane Home Living Inc, a not-for-profit dementia initiative, in collaboration with the York Region community, is hosting this half day conference to explore the care components of living well with dementia. This conference is for caregivers, health care professionals, church leaders and those interested in learning about care needs of caregivers and their loved ones on the dementia journey. It is free and will take place January 26th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the McConaghy Seniors’ Centre, Richmond Hill, Ontario.
The Alzheimer’s Society will speak to dementia statistics as well as the “Dementia Care Strategy” that was released in the Ontario budget last May,2017. Dementia expert Dr. Elizabeth Kelson, from Ryerson University, will present her dementia research which includes “Person-Centered Care” and its effects on dementia.
Also attending, dementia service companies (both for-profit and not-for-profit) will discuss unique care components such as: spiritual care and a recent weekly “dementia-friendly hymn sing and worship service” for caregivers and their loved ones in Richmond Hill; social care for both caregivers and loved ones connected through “Memory Cafés;” electronic care (GPS’s that give caregivers peace of mind); creative arts care with Sound Healing Energy working to create a calming effect; economics of care, and a new initiative to share care costs with other families; we end with a practical meditation and advice from a social worker who provides consultation care to caregivers and their loved ones. Dr. Tom McCormick will speak on “the value of spirituality on this journey”. Although this event is no charge and lunch is served, registration is required either by phone or email as detailed on the attachment.