MUST READ: Can Creative Activity Counteract the Stigma of Dementia?

Individuals living with dementia are often isolated and the diagnosis hidden because of the stigma and fear associated with their diagnosis. The belief that nothing can be done to help a person living with dementia adds to feelings of frustration and hopelessness. Arts participation has the potential to break down the isolation and reduce social […]

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Touch Quilts for Dementia Resources

Hello everybody! Thank you to all of you who came to our AGM and Touch Quilts showcase at the United Active Living Fishcreek Facility. Thank you to our gracious hosts for allowing us to have the event in their space. Dr. Sharon Moore gave a wonderful presentation on her Touch Quilts for Dementia research project. […]

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Get Creative in the Kitchen!

Cooking and baking are creative activities! Enjoy cooking something new or broadening your talent by taking a cooking class. See some upcoming offerings in Calgary: Atco Blue Flame Kitchen Learn to cook in the bright and modern Atco Blue Flame Kitchen. These instructors here know you have a busy schedule and have arranged classes that […]

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Must Read! Bringing the Arts to Life: A guide to the Arts in Long-Term Care

The book begins with a realization that just providing performances can have a limiting impact on Long Term Care residents. It was felt there was a need to involve the residents more, to improve approaches and, undertake to involve smaller groupings of residents. These efforts it was felt will allow for greater audience connections with […]

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Sept 14 Touch Quilts for Dementia Showcase and AGM

Hello everybody! On September 14, 2017, we will have our Annual General Meeting followed by an inspirational showcase of Touch Quilts for Dementia by Dr. Sharon Moore, our President, Carol Henckel. Touch quilts are textured lap quilts designed for those who need sensory stimulation, especially those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Straightforward to […]

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