Dementia strategy

Demolition of the front of the old St. Joseph Hospital began Dec. 7. The site will become Providence Living’s new long-term care home in Comox - Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea - and will feature special design components to accommodate persons living with dementia. Photo by Terry Farrell

Work underway on groundbreaking Vancouver Island long-term care home

First-of-its-kind Comox facility will cater to all seniors, including those living with dementia

 

Debra Sheets, a University of Victoria nursing professor, is continuing Victoria’s Memory Cafe program for adults with dementia and their caregivers. (Photo courtesy of Debra Sheets)

Memory Cafe Victoria continuing to connect those with dementia

UVic-centred initiative hosting its second 12-week program, September to December

 

Frank Woodrow’s wife Susan suffers from dementia and when the BC Sheriff Service arrested her at their house without telling anyone in the family, it sparked a search by RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Family panic sparked after BC Sheriff Service arrests woman with dementia

When 63-year-old’s husband realized she was gone it prompted calls to RCMP and Search and Rescue

 

National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives

National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives

Recent cases in Victoria, where the missing person died, fuel support for such a system

  • Nov 1, 2019
National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives