Dr. Tamara Sussman explores "Navigating Stress and Loss when Caring for a Loved one with Dementia" with Claire Webster from McGill Cares. A 38 minute youtube video
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Dr. Tamara Sussman contributes to this moving podcast about life in Quebec Long-Term Care during the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down. After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.
Asking questions of health care providers can sometimes be hard. Many of us simply do not know the questions we could be asking to help us better understand and plan for the future. This question prompt sheet has been designed to open up conversations between you, your family, and members of the health care staff. The answers to these questions may not be simple or straightforward; dementia affects each person in different ways.
A summary form to be used in Palliative Care Conferences in Ontario
A questionnaire for Resident/SDM/Family members to complete before Palliative Care Conferences.
A Staff Planning Checklist to be referenced and completed before a palliative care conference.
A 20-minute video that explores the essential role of family caregivers in long-term care.
This video explores why a palliative approach to care is particularly important for people with late stage dementia. Strengthening a palliative approach in long-term care, known as SPA-LTC, is about making sure that people with life-limiting illnesses have more opportunities to experience a high quality of life from the moment they enter long-term care to the day of their death.
As a loved approaches their final days, it can be difficult to know what to expect. This video explores what family and staff can expect for their loved one at the end of life.