Welcome to our Blog!

We want to create a space for people whose lives are affected by dementia to meet one another, learn from one another, and to share their story. In doing so, we hope that a sense of hope and empowerment will be found.

 

On this blog, you can expect:

  • Stories from care partners who are caring for a loved one – lessons learned and hardships overcome

  • Encouragement and suggestions from professionals who are versed in self-care tools and strategies

  • Stories from care providers who are striving to deliver person centred care in formalized settings

  • Information from service providers who are working to make the journey easier for people who are affected by dementia

  • Information on important resources that can help in the delivery of care

  • Practical and creative ideas that can be easily implemented in care

June 8, 2018

This stunning documentary follows the lives of four families over a two year period who are experiencing young onset Alzheimer's with a loved one. Although each family’s experience is unique, they all have one thing in common, young adult caregivers. Even the title of...

May 23, 2018

My nightly routine consists of washing my face, brushing my teeth, and reading my book. I’m sure that as you read this, you’re thinking about what your own bedtime routine is like. Perhaps you simply brush your teeth and hop into bed, or maybe your bedtime is more of a...

May 2, 2018

You may have read “Music Therapy sessions” written on an activity calendar in a long term care home, or you may have participated in a group session where everyone is situated in a circle and the music therapist is asking your loved one’s “Does anyone know the name of...

April 19, 2018

There are serious changes that can occur on the journey of aging, such as dementia. For those who experience this, either directly or in proximity to a loved one, it can be hard to encounter the common belief that nothing can be done for these travellers, except to fee...

April 11, 2018

Stillness, and its inherent peacefulness, is accessible anytime and anywhere. I agree with those who say it is our natural state, covered over by the “monkey mind” and distractions. A very powerful example of this is a particular Tai Chi class that I teach at York Care...

March 28, 2018

         

My name is Dave Neal. I was blessed to have two wonderful parents Bob and Bert, neither of whom are with me now. I was an only child, which was a great advantage by times but a disadvantage at times; thankfully the advantages outweighed the...

I remember it like it was yesterday, Daphne and I were driving to present in a class at a local university, when we began to think through a concept that Daphne had developed months before.  It was a name, and the concept of a business, Person Centred Universe, that st...

December 12, 2017

For many of us, the holidays are a time of year that brings much joy.  Many of us savor memories of holidays past, either from our own childhood or through the eyes of our own children.  Others take great personal sentiment in the spiritual meanings of the holidays, or...

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Meet Ashley King and Daphne Noonan!

 

Ashley is a compassionate and driven individual who is a strong advocate for Person Centred and holistic approaches in the aging-care field.

 

Daphne is extremely passionate about working in the field of aging and more specifically in contributing to the process of enabling older adults to grow old with dignity and honor.

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