By Us For Us Guides

The By Us For Us© Guides (BUFU guides) are a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care. The guides are designed to equip persons with dementia with the necessary tools to enhance their well-being and manage daily challenges. Guides are available online and in hard copy.

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The By Us For Us© Guides (BUFU guides) are a series of guides created by a group of talented and passionate persons with dementia and/or partners in care. The guides are designed to equip persons with dementia with the necessary tools to enhance their well-being and manage daily challenges. What makes these guides unique is that they are created by persons with dementia and/or partners in care, for persons with dementia and/or partners in care.

BUFU Guide Series

Person with Dementia Series

  • Memory Workout
  • Managing Triggers
  • Enhancing Wellness
  • Tips & Strategies
  • Enhancing Communication
  • Living and Celebrating Life Through Leisure
  • Young Onset Dementia

Partner in Care Series

  • Before/Early Diagnosis
  • Role, Health and Well-Being

Partnership Series

  • Living and Transforming with Loss & Grief
  • Living Safely
  • Food & Mealtime
  • Safety When Out & About

Young Carers Series

  • Support Matters

Hard Copies

To order hard copies ($3.50 CDN per guide), please visit the University of Waterloo Bookstore to place an order.

Date created: 2007-2018

Authorship

The guides were produced by the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP). Many individuals and organizations contributed content. Please see the Acknowledgements section within each guide.

I'm Still Here is a powerful research-based play that captures important aspects of, and deepens understanding about, the dementia journey from the perspective of persons living with dementia and their family partners in care. A DVD copy of the performance and an accompanying Learning Guide are available to order.

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A Changing Melody is not like other conferences, it's a forum designed by and for persons with early-stage dementia and their family partners in care. The toolkit helps individuals, groups, and/or organizations plan and implement their own forums. DVDs are available featuring powerful presentations from past forums.

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This education program focused on dementia care was designed to make learning more accessible and convenient for all those working in the sector. Using the CD-ROM, learners work through 10 modules each focused on a different topic related to dementia care.

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This video series and accompanying resource manual highlight the most common personal expressions (or behaviours) experienced by those working in long-term care homes. The videos provide care providers with practical strategies and interventions to manage expressions and better support the individual living with dementia.

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The Memory Clinic is a multidisciplinary approach for early diagnosis, treatment and support of changes associated with memory loss.

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LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it.

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LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it.

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