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Keep mentally active…

Posted by admin on January 29, 2015 in Alzheimer's, First Link Memory Cafe, Health and exercise |

Our brains, like our bodies, require exercise to keep them going at 100%. For individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends that people stay mentally active. Keeping your brain mentally stimulated helps to fight off Alzheimer’s, giving your brain more vitality and making the connections stronger. Mosaic Home […]

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First Link® Memory Café on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Mosaic Home Care Services will be welcoming back the First Link® Memory Café on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 the first of its kind in the GTA. Across Europe memory cafés have been popping up. From “dementia villages” in the Netherlands, “dementia hubs” in Newbury, UK, and the UK’s first purpose built dementia café in Bromley […]

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Bitove Wellness Academy Art Festival

From Mosaic’s roving community reporter/blogger/corporate & media communication’s operative Kevin Lopes: With the opening of Mosaic Home Care Services second location at the CNIB Centre in early September, Mosaic has been making connections in the community. One of the most inspiring neighbours that Mosaic has had the opportunity to connect with at the CNIB is […]

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First Link® Memory Café – A First of its Kind in the Greater Toronto Area

Posted by admin on October 6, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Events, York Region |

Mosaic is not just a homecare company, it is a part of the community, just like every one of its family members.   Integral to its ethos are its Community Resource and Information Centres located at each of its GTA locations. Through its community outreach Mosaic provides its family members and its community with access to […]

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Communication and Dementia

Posted by admin on September 21, 2014 in Alzheimer's, International |

Another posting from Kevin Lopes our communications and media co-op student: Interacting and communicating with people with different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, can be a challenging experience for everyone involved. Creating an excellent set of guiding principles and tips for effective, positive and meaningful communication for people with dementia is beneficial for both the […]

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The Simple Things – “Poetry and Music in motion” in a trip to the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy

Posted by admin on September 17, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy, Poetry |

Here is another post from Kevin Lopes our media and communications student, and an extremely uplifting and engaging one and one at that: Last week Jane, Martha and I were lucky enough to have Maureen Coyle from the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy come by our office, at the CNIB Centre, to tell us about the […]

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Twitter round-up, week to 18 May

Posted by admin on May 19, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Community, Music and healing, Not old, alive, Twitter |

Here is a round up of some of my more important twitter moments, in date order, on the subjects of care, Alzheimer’s, dementia, life and death and the special individuals who advocate in this area:

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What does empathy, the road to dealing with Dementia and the spate of new movies/shorts on dementia all have in common?

Posted by admin on May 3, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Empathy, Twitter |

Barbara, the whole story – watch before you read!  “Created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ to raise awareness of dementia among staff, Barbara’s Story is a series of 6 films which has changed attitudes to dementia in hospitals across the world. “

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Alzheimer Society Dine & Dance 7th May

Posted by admin on April 24, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Events, Good causes |

I have tweeted this event a number of times, but I just wanted to remind everyone of the up and coming 7th May Alzheimer Society of Toronto Dine & Dance! Are you in the early stages of dementia, or a family caregiver to someone with early stage dementia? The Alzheimer Society of Toronto would like […]

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“Loss Love and Laughter” and “Alive Inside-The Film”

Posted by admin on April 14, 2014 in Alzheimer's, Life and art |

I think the defining characteristic of humanity, on the positive side at least, is the human spirit.  It is only the human spirit that can rise above the many hardships of existence.  But it needs succour, and it is the music and the art and the shared experience and the relationships, that help colour our […]

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