As part of our vision to remain ahead of the times by focusing on innovative and new techniques in care and in technology, Memory & Company establishes relationships globally to give and take, and share and contribute to the dementia knowledge-base.
London School of Economics researcher choses Memory & Company as model for the future of dementia care.
In the UK, researchers have been looking at the economic impact dementia care will have on their government, and therefore their tax-payers. But projecting an outcome based on the way things are is only half the work. It’s like having a problem without a solution.
Researcher for The London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE, Adelina Comas-Herrera, stated that it made no sense to provide a solution with the way things are. It made more sense to project based on a future, ideal model. With the help of social media, she found that their future model was in fact in the present. In May, 2015, Adelina Comas-Herrera travelled to Canada to study Memory & Company.
The modelling project, MODEM (Modelling Outcome and cost impacts of interventions for DEMentia) will now project to the UK government, with a Canadian grown solution, Memory & Company.
We are humbled and honoured that Memory & Company was identified as a model of how the future of dementia care should be. And we are proud as Canadians to be a small part in changing the way we care for people with dementia.
To read Adelina Comas-Herrera’s LSE blog about Memory & Company, click here.
To read Margaret Dangoor’s LSE blog about Memory & Company, click here.
“This is very much a place where you’d like to spend a day whether you have dementia or not, which is very much the point.”
“How great it would be if (Memory & Company) in Canada was to influence the future provision of day care in England.”
Baycrest, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Memory & Company partners on app to tap into the power of art.
Baycrest and the Art Gallery of Ontario are in the process of developing an art therapy app.
Tapping into the power of art, unique pieces will cause stimulation and raise conversation to the app user.
Recognized for our innovation and best approach to people with dementia, Memory & Company’s was chosen to provide consultation for the development and the piloting of the app.
Alzheimer Society of Toronto choses Memory & Company to partner for Minds in Motion.
Minds in Motion is a physical activity and brain stimulation program for people with dementia and their care partners.
The two-year pilot project, spearheaded by Alzheimer Society Ontario, is funded by the Ontario Brain Institute, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Government of Ontario.
For more information on Minds in Motion, click here.
THIS. IS. BRILLIANT.
“They’re about to rock the face of #dementia care.”
York University and Memory & Company partners on app that trains the brain to learn again.
Researchers from York University’s Neuro Sciences Department are currently developing an app that re-trains the brain to get from point A, to point B, via a new path.
Named BrDI, the app helps train the brain of people living with cognitive disabilities to accomplish a task in a new way, by by-passing portions of their brain that is either diseased or injured, and allowing different parts of the brain to communicate where it hadn’t before.
The pilot project of this neuropasticity study is now in its second phase. It has already shown successes in slowing the progression of the disease, and in some cases, improving cognitive abilities.
University of Toronto and Memory & Company brings science of working out with music to treat memory loss in Neurologic Music Therapy clinic.
The University of Toronto and Memory & Company have teamed up to beat memory loss with beats and neurologic music therapy.
It has been found that people rehabilitating from plegias have had great success when training with neurologic music therapy. After all, haven’t you found you can run longer and faster when listening to a great, motivating song?
Dr. Coreen Hurt-Thault, assistant professor and research associate at University of Toronto, is internationally recognized for her clinical expertise in evidence-based practice of Neurologic Music Therapy.
Using the therapy she has applied to populations including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and autism to name a few, Dr. Hurt-Thault will now be applying the therapy to people living with memory loss to improve executive control, attention skills, and memory strategies.
For more information on University of Toronto, click here.