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Pictures that “Pop”: Colouring with Success in Dementia Care

Posted on: Thu Apr 1

By:  Gail Elliot, Founder, DementiAbility Enterprises Inc. In the past few years, colouring has become a favourite pastime for people of all ages.  In dementia care, this trend has also been catching on. It is wonderful to see that people with all different levels of cognitive and/or physical ability are now spending their leisure time showcasing their […]

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“Let’s Talk About Me”: Capturing Life Stories in Facts and Photos

Posted on: Thu Feb 11

By: Gail Elliot, Gerontologist & Dementia Specialist  Founder, DementiAbility Enterprises Inc.  Question: What is one of the best ways to set a person with dementia up for success when asking about specific facts related to his/her life story?    Answer:  Provide written facts, along with hard copies of photos – and put the details into a book […]

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Robin’s Wish: Shedding Light on Lewy Body Dementia

Posted on: Wed Jan 13

(Also called Lewy Body Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies) By: Gail Elliot, Gerontologist & Dementia Specialist, DementiAbility Enterprises Inc. While it took time, the truth was finally revealed: Robin Williams died of Lewy Body Dementia. There are a number of different types of dementia, each with its own set of distinguishing characteristics, including, […]

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