Here are six top things for an entrepreneur to consider to create a successful business when building an older adult care product, service or experience.
Read the full article here: Six truths for successful startups tackling the older adult care opportunity
This article comes to us from Unforgettable.org. Check them out for plenty of tips, ideas, and interesting articles related to memory and dementia:
If a loved one has dementia you might be worried about how they’ll cope during the festive season. Read our simple guide to help you make Christmas as enjoyable as possible – for everyone.
1. Have a plan
Taking a, ‘let’s see what happens’ approach to the festive season isn’t going to work when you’re caring for someone with dementia. Spontaneous visits can be stressful so make sure to contact anyone who usually drops by (and who your loved one will definitely want to see) and organise dates and times in advance.
2. Trust your instinct
It’s not too late to change a plan you may have agreed to initially but which you’re now worried about. For example, if you’re dreading an overnight stay with Aunty Alice because you know your loved one won’t sleep and could become very unsettled, trust your instinct, confront it now and either cancel the trip or agree to a shorter visit which can be done in a day.
The RemoAge project will tackle the challenge of supporting people with dementia and other frail older people to age at home in remote and sparsely populated areas of the northern periphery of Europe. Long distances and limited resources are two challenges to overcome.
Tested and evaluated service packages will meet this challenge. The service packages will include methods to support the elderly with health and social care needs, flexibility to individual needs and an increased level of remote support.
Expected results are improved access to personalized services in direct support in daily life, support to family carers and health personnel, but also increased involvement of the community.
– Frail older people, including people with dementia, in remote communities
– Family carers and family members of the frail older people
– Community members
– Health and social care professionals
The target groups will be involved throughout the project in a participatory process from the identification of needs, the adaptation of services and the evaluation of services. A main focus of the project is to develop and implement person centred services that are by definition services adapted to the individual needs of the frail older person and their family.
…antipsychotic medication given to elderly people with dementia it should be at the lowest possible dose for the shortest possible time and always after all other avenues have been tried and have failed.
A poignant and important article on the use of antipsychotic medications in treating people with dementia – please read and share!
Now the Copenhagen care home residents begin to rejoice. The City of Copenhagen follows the lead of the city of Aarhus and introduces the successful “visit baby scheme” in care homes.
Read the full article (in Danish) here: Visiting Babies introduced in Copenhagen care homes
Scheme for baby visits to the care home in Aarhus has emerged as a ‘resounding success’
Baby Joy! DaneAge believes that the system of visiting babies is “a great idea.” Aarhus Municipality introduced the system a year ago, and now more municipalities will follow suit. Photo Miriam Dalsgaard
There is just something that happens when a baby visits the care home. It creates joy that parents come by with a little optimistic miracle that the elderly may be allowed to hold and interact with.
This is what has happened in Aarhus, and why the municipality started introducing the initiative in all of their care homes a year ago. Aarhus calls the initiative ‘visiting babies’. And the system has emerged as something of a success.
Now follow the City of Copenhagen follows.
Nu de københavnske plejehjemsbeboere begynde at glæde sig. Københavns Kommune følger i spidsen af Århus og introducerer den succesfulde “besøg Baby ordning” i plejehjem.
Læs hele artiklen (på dansk) her: Besøgsbabyer indføres på de københavnske plejehjem
Ordning om babybesøg på plejehjem i Aarhus har vist sig som »en bragende succes«.
Det har man opdaget i Aarhus, der derfor for et år siden indførte en ordning, som skulle få flere barnevogne til at svinge forbi kommunens plejehjem. Aarhus kalder initiativet ‘besøgsbabyer’. Og ordningen har vist sig som noget af en succes.
Nu følger Københavns Kommune efter.