A True Door Report - A look at how True Doors benefit Northwood - Bedford Campus

A look at how True Doors benefit Northwood – Bedford Campus

In this fund a need video Jennifer Tucker, clinical practice manager, and Elders explain the results of the pilot project.

A True Door Report - A Warm and Wonderful Bequest at Cypress View Lodge

A Warm and Wonderful Bequest at Cypress View Lodge

Karen Hodgson, Facility Manager at Cypress View Lodge, New South Wales, Australia, initiated a True Doors project after reading about our work on an online magazine.

A True Door Report - Having fun at TLC Aged Care The Heights

Having fun at TLC Aged Care The Heights

In my recent summary of the first year of True Doors projects in Australia, I described the heart-warming reaction from one particular elder while my Husband, John, and I were applying four True Doors during the trial at TLC Aged Care, The Heights in Donvale, VIC.

A True Door Report - The dramatic story of one True Door at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky

The dramatic story of one True Door at Nazareth Home, Louisville, Kentucky

The True Doors project at Nazareth Home was initiated by Michael Buckman, Director of Development, with the supported of an incredibly committed team.

A True Door Report - Introducing True Doors at Kings Way LifeCare Alliance

Introducing True Doors at Kings Way LifeCare Alliance

This year Kings Way LifeCare Alliance has introduced True Doors to both its nursing homes in New Brunswick, Canada. We spoke with Megan O’Hara, Community Development Coordinator.

A True Door Report - Onwards and Upwards True Doors Australia One-year Anniversary

Onwards and Upwards True Doors Australia One-year Anniversary

Last week we hosted a couple of webinars to summarise our first year of working in Australia.

A True Door Report - Acacia Living Group

Acacia Living Group

We recently completed our first project in Western Australia, which was led by Kim Sewell the Manager for Residential Care at Acacia Living Group.

A True Door Report - Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged

Mercy Health Bethlehem Home for the Aged

Our first project in Australia. Family, staff and residents share their experiences.

A True Door Report - Nashwaak Villa Nursing Home

Nashwaak Villa Nursing Home

Nashwaak Villa in New Brunswick, Canada, recently completed a True Doors transformation, where residents’ chose their True Doors with help from family, staff and local students. Students help to use True Doors as a tool for person-centered care at Nashwaak Villa.

A True Door Report - How to have a dementia-friendly celebration

How to have a dementia-friendly celebration

Whether it’s a birthday party, family gathering, Mother’s Day or Christmas; celebrating with the people close to you is usually a happy and meaningful event that many enjoy.

A True Door Report - Inspiring bloggers with dementia

Inspiring bloggers with dementia

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia reading blogs dedicated to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can help you to better understand people what your loved one is experiencing.

A True Door Report - Feeling safe and secure with dementia

Feeling safe and secure with dementia

For me the essence of feeling at home is captured in these words by American author and poet Maya Angelou

A True Door Report - Dementia and connectedness

Dementia and connectedness

I’m excited each time I cross the Malieveld in The Hague with my family for our annual trip to the Tong Tong Fair

A True Door Report - Weidevogelhof Nursing Home

Weidevogelhof Nursing Home

A collection of before and after pictures with feedback from the residents at Pieter van Foreest Weidevogelhof nursing home in Pijnacker, The Netherlands. Our first project for people with dementia, completed in October 2014.

A True Door Report - Dementia and identity

Dementia and identity

What is that actually, someone’s “identity”? There are so many factors involved, it’s difficult to give a simple answer.

A True Door Report - de Bijsterstede Retirement and Care Home

de Bijsterstede Retirement and Care Home

A collection of videos with the residents and staff at De Wever de Bijsterstede retirement and care home in Tilburg, The Netherlands. This was going to be a one-off project on the theme of “feeling at home” in March 2014. While we were there we realised that True Doors could be helpful for people with dementia.

A True Door Report - The story behind True Doors

The story behind True Doors

To launch our blog I have the happy task of sharing the story behind how True Doors came to be. Here goes… Marieke’s fascination with doors…