Seniors’ Care

Peter McKnight: Alzheimer Cafes address dementia patients' isolation (PHC)

For many people, a dementia diagnosis represents the end. Not the end of life, or even the end of quality of life.

A special village for patients with dementia to be built in Vancouver (Jo-Ann Tait)

The tiny Dutch village of Hogewey is inhabited entirely by elderly people suffering from dementia.

Canada's first 'dementia village' is set to open its doors in Langley, B.C. next year

Canada’s first community designed specifically for people with dementia is opening next year in Langley.

Providence Health Care Looks At Creating Dementia Village in Vancouver

What does growing old look like? For many of us, growing older means a decline in physical capacity, and more increasingly, cognitive ability. According to current projections, 65 million people in the developed world are expected to have dementia by 2030, and then close to 100 million 20 years after that. When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, their family often goes to great lengths to keep them at home before ultimately finding a care home for them. Those care homes often do not specialize in dealing with patients with dementia, but it is often a safer alternative than the patient staying at home.

Providence Health Care suspends discussions with Glacier View Lodge

Providence Health Care has decided to temporarily suspend amalgamation discussions with Glacier View Lodge until the board and society have concluded “internal discussions,” Providence has said.

Weekend Poll: Are you prepared to care for your aging parents?

This week, we heard from Aaron Craven, a local Vancouver man whose mom was admitted to St. Paul’s Hospital this week to stabilize her Alzheimer’s medication.

Community not competition key to healthy life

One of the key determinants of physical and emotional health — and therefore, happiness itself — is our sense of belonging, our connection with our community. 

Private seniors’ care facilities, opponents draw battle lines on Sunshine Coast

Opponents of a proposed residential-care facility to be run by a for-profit operator on the Sunshine Coast are gearing up for a public meeting on April 30, saying they aren’t convinced the project is the best way to provide more seniors’ care in their region.

Opinion: Understanding life stories can lead to better health care

We’re all familiar with Aesop’s boy who cried wolf: After repeatedly and falsely telling nearby villagers he saw a wolf, the wild dog finally appears. But having been fooled one too many times, the villagers refuse to respond, and the boy meets his ignominious end.

Doctors respond in defence of hospital care

Recently, letters to the local paper regarding access to MAiD in our community appear to question the qual- ity of care provided at St. Joseph’s Hospital and The Views. Indeed, there have been repeated claims that compassion is lacking at St. Joseph’s.

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