A Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Nurses, designer, evaluator and 2 clients describe the early intervention program designed by Capital Health in collaboration with Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. A program to help assess drinking habits for people whose use of alcohol is starting to cause problems in their lives.
Summary: The Alzheimer Journey is a resource for family caregivers. It consists of three videos and accompanying workbooks that follow the three stages of Alzheimer Disease
Contents: The middle stage of Alzheimer Disease; communication; personal care strategies; maintaining an Alzheimer-friendly environment; challenging behaviours; caring for yourself; and a resource list
Teaches the aging process, theories of aging and changes that come about with aging. Health issues common to aging are included. The importance of maintaining health in later years are stressed. Discusses ways to improve the quality of life of aging persons. Preview comments : Excellent content, could use it with seniors or a much wider audience - good for discussions on aging changes.
Videocassette Program I. Common psychiatric syndromes seen in the elderly ; Program II. Assessment techniques [includes Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination-MMSE] ; Program III. Common clinical scenarios ; Program IV. Ethical issues in the management of elderly clients
Booklet title: Assessing difficult behavior in the elderly: an educational series for long term care and mental health / written by Elisabeth Drance in consultation with members of the Divisions of Continuing Care and Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Government of British Columbia
Folder . [Preface] ; Folder . Program I. Common psychiatric syndromes seen in the elderly ; Folder . Program II. The assessment process ; Folder . Program III. Common clinical scenarios ; Folder . Program IV. Ethical issues in the management of elderly clients ; Folder . Programs I-IV. Answer book
Audience: Nurses, social workers, nurse aides, home health aides, and adult care or foster home staff, and family caregivers
Summary: This tape portrays effective approaches to assisting with personal care activities of daily living. It combines footage of actual situations involving individuals who have Alzheimer's disease, caregiver interviews, narration and dramatizations