Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
Engagement with the broader community helps bring meaning and joy to elders living in The Eden Alternative-registered Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.
When people first encounter The Eden Alternative they have many questions about what it is, how it works and what exactly it looks like. A new mini documentary produced by one of Canada’s largest Eden Alternative homes does an amazing job of capturing the entire scope of transforming a residential care environment into a truly person-centered home.
In a nutshell, people define their culture and thus, people define its evolution.
In imagining the future of elder care in a society that isn’t getting any younger, and seeking out the visionaries who’re blazing the path to a new approach, the term culture change comes up a lot.