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Laurie Blanchard
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A Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers: Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare Personnel in Long-term Care Settings
Published by the Centers for Disease Control (US), this comprehensive toolkit contains a number of resources intended to
help long-term care facilities, organizations, and administrators provide access to influenza vaccination for their
workforce and to h...
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Alive Inside now on Netflix
Please note that Alive Inside: the documentary about the Music and Memory program founded by Dan Cohen, is now available for Netflix subscribers. The following is from the Alive Inside website: ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capac...
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Care of the elderly program at the University of Alberta: Meeting the challenges of treating the aging population
This freely available article appears in Canadian Family Physician. It describes the COE program at the University of
Alberta in Edmonton. This program is an enhanced skills diploma program lasting 6
months to 1 year,
with core pro...
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Feeding tubes for people with Alzheimer’s disease: When you need them—and when you don’t
New in the Choosing Wisely Canada series, Feeding tubes for people with Alzheimer's disease examines the difficult issue families face when patients in the last stage of Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty eating and drinking. Choosing Wisely Canada is a ca...
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Go4Life
Go4Life® , the exercise and physical activity campaign from National Institute on Aging, has been updated and redesigned. Features on the site include: sample exercises motivational tips success stories free materials to help older adults be more physically...
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How Spiritual Care Practitioners Provide Care In Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Settings: Recommended Advanced Practice Guidelines and Commentary
Developed by the Spiritual Advisor's Interest Group of the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA ), How Spiritual Care Practitioners Provide Care In Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Settings: Recommended Advanced Practice Guidelines and Co...
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Dementia Tailored Resources
NICE (National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence) recently launched the website, Tailored resource for carers and care providers on supporting people to live well with dementia .  The resource is intended for care givers as well as care provid...
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Eating Well for People with Dementia - a guide for carer's
Eating Well for People with Dementia: A guide for carer's is a pamphlet developed by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.  At 24 pages, it's a comprehensive booklet that explains to caregiver's some of the ways dementia can impact food intake and the ...
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Sexuality Assessment Tool (SEXat) for residential care facilities
The Sexuality Assessment Tool (SEXat) for residential care facilities has been developed to help long-term care facilities support the expression of sexuality of residents, both with and without dementia.  There are many challenges long-term care staff must...
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Eating: dos and don'ts for assisted eating: Good practice for quality dementia care.
From the Victorian Government (Australia) Department of Health, this brief document provides useful information for assisting residents with eating. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/dementia/images/a2z/checklist13.pdf This checklist is part of the A-Z of strate...
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