January 2012

Happy Holidays!

Yee Hong Culture Change Coalition (CCC) end of year meeting

The Yee Hong CCC, based in Markham Ontario, held their final CCC meeting of 2012 this past week. 

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If you are a member of the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance and/or one of our four Culture Change Coalitions--we would love for you to contribute to our blog. 

Contact Sacha Geer at sgeer@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext 35280 and we can talk about collaboration on a blog or newsletter.

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Huron County Culture Change Coalition-November Meeting

In mid-November, the Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC) met to continue the data analysis process in the Discovery phase of the culture change process.

The Huron County CCC is made up of members from various community groups and is not linked to a single Long Term Care (LTC) facility. These community groups are oriented towards providing care for individuals living with dementia in their home.

How we read the data? 
 

Yee Hong Culture Change Coalition (CCC)--November Meeting

In mid-November, the CCC at the Markham Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric care met and, as usual shared a meal together.  Yee Hong serves a primarily Chinese and South Asian clientele, and works hard to ensure that cultural values, such as celebration and sharing food, are reflected in their own culture change practice.

Partnering Together for Change --November Meeting

The Partnering Together for Change (PTfC) team, comprised staff and family partners from Bloomington Cove Specialty Care in care and researchers from the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance met in late November.

PTfC is nearing the end of the 'Discovery' phase of the Culture Change Process. For the last several meetings, the team has been working collaboratively to analyse data related collected from key stakeholders at Bloomington Cove.

Dementia Care in Denmark

The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is focused on culture change in Long Term Care settings for people who are living with dementia. We encourage you to listen to this podcast about remarkable work that is being done in Denmark.  The documentary was recently produced by the CBC's Sunday Edition and is an inspiring listen for anyone interested in how to think about and include individuals living with dementia in the care process.

Launch of the Living with Dementia Web Resource

Below you'll find some images from Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP)'s launch of the Living with Dementia website. 
 
Lead by Dr. Sherry Dupuis and Lisa Loiselle at the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the University of Waterloo and Dr.

Living with Dementia Website launches!

The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is proud to congratulate the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) on the launch of their new website.  The Living with Dementia website contains important, accessible information on how to live with a diagnosis of dementia.

Fall 2012 Newsletter is here!

The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is proud to announce the publication of our fall newsletter. 

See what has been happening (PDF) at our Culture Change Coalition (CCC) sites, where we have been taking our research, and to meet some new team members.

Want to catch up on previous editions?

Bloomington Cove's October Meeting--Partnering Together for Change!

At the October Meeting of the Bloomington Cove Culture Change Coalition (CCC) the team came together to vote on a new name.  Bloomington Cove CCC has been re-named "Partnering Together for Change".

October Meeting-- Yee Hong Culture Change Coalition (CCC)

 The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Markham is a Long Term Care (LTC) home for approximately 200 adults, primarily of Chinese and Asian descent. This home is working through the Dawning Phase of the Appreciative Inquiry process and is working on maintaining and building existing Authentic Partnerships.

October Meeting: Village of Wentworth Heights

The Village of Wentworth Heights is a Schlegel Village and a member of the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) project.

15th Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC) Meeting

What an amazing meeting!

We only had a few members at our meeting today, but we certainly made the most of it.

Join the Fireside Chat!

On June 19th from 12-1pm, we will be leading a fireside chat (i.e. a web-based conference presentation put on by the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange) about Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance. To join the session, follow the directions that are listed below. The session will highlight key findings from our project and provide tools and resources to those seeking to embark on their own culture change initiative.

Hope you're on the line!

Login information for live event

14th Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC) Meeting

This was a big meeting. All of our Discovery recruitment materials are ready to be distributed and we are planning to begin our Discovery interviews and sessions within the next few weeks.

At this meeting, we prepared for Discovery by sharing tips and strategies for leading successful interviews/focus groups and keeping discussions positive and appreciative. We decided to skip our May meeting since we are all busy with Discovery, and we will meet back in June to debrief.

13th Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC)

Having finalized Discovery plans, we move into developing a itemized ‘to-do’ list of where we are headed next. We determined our pool of possible participants is approximately 150 persons with dementia and family care partners, and 120 staff from multiple agencies within the Huron County. We are finally seeing how our work might translate into real action.

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PIDC) Alliance blog.

The PiDC Alliance is a collaborative research network and research initiative focused on improving the dementia care experience for persons with dementia, family members, and staff in both long-term care and the community.

For more information on the work of PiDC Alliance, visit the About section of this site.

12th Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC) meeting

Happy Anniversary! The Huron County CCC has been meeting for one year now.
As our Discovery planning is become more finalized and ‘real’, we feel we are making progress and are finally working towards something tangible. As the members say, we can “see a light at the end of the tunnel”.

11th Huron County Culture Change Coalition (CCC) Meeting

Happy New Year!

Our icebreaker this week encouraged us to make appreciative resolutions - things we want to continue or learn from. We all realised that creating a work life balance is of utmost importance. Actually, we ended up revising our Discovery questions (again) based on this discussion.

For more information on any of the PiDC Alliance initiatives, contact Sian Lockwood, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

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