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Building Community

What do a world-famous architect, former President of Hadassah Canada, and a founder of a global lingerie company have in common? They are all part of the One Kenton Place community. To me a community is a group of individuals connected to each other by one or more...

The Importance of Continuing Education in Dementia Care

Six months ago, One Kenton Place began the process of applying for an education grant from the government of Ontario. When our MP Ali Ehsassi visited One Kenton Place, I told him that we had applied for this grant. He made it a point to reach out to David Zimmer our...

Dementia Friendly Environments

We all have a relationship with the environment around us. The environment can either make everyday life easier for us or it can restrict our ability to function. This is especially true for someone who suffers from dementia. Environments are made up of many facets,...

How To Celebrate Holidays with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

The Passover seder, lighting the menorah at Hanukkah, dipping apples in honey over Rosh Hashanah, listening to Grandpa's melodious singing at the table, are among some of our most cherished memories of the holidays. But what are we to do when someone in our family is...

Dementia, Loneliness and Social Isolation

For people with dementia, loneliness can be one of the most common and painful effects. Over time, the ability of a person with dementia to communicate may become worse, and interactions that once seemed to come so easily may be more difficult. As a caregiver or...

High Touch, High Tech

Technology can be a great thing when it is put to use in a dementia care setting by both the residents and staff, resulting in an enormous list of benefits. Not only is it something that streamlines and improves the quality of resident care, it allows treatment to be...

The Importance of Self-Reflection

People look at themselves in the mirror every day. Perhaps while getting dressed, brushing their teeth, doing their hair and getting ready to go about their day. But what about businesses? How often does an organization collectively take a look in the mirror, and what...

Having a Groundhog Day

Let’s all have a hearty giggle, chuckle, yuk, chortle or good-old-fashioned-yuk today!

The Value of a Second Opinion

The Value of a Second Opinion Does it make any sense to pay someone a sizeable amount of money to criticize you, highlight your flaws, and tell you everything that you are doing wrong? Maybe not, but the owners of One Kenton place, a specialized retirement home for...