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Life is beautiful: memoirs of people living with dementia

Visit our virtual long term care exhibit in collaboration with PAMA

Peel Long Term Care and Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) invite you to join our virtual exhibit titled “Life is beautiful: memoirs of people living with dementia”. Through this virtual gallery, we’ll share the stories of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia within our Peel long term care homes and help you explore their unique and beautiful journeys.

As we observe Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada in January, the stories in this exhibit share a glimpse of how we make our long term care home areas truly feel like home to the people living in them.

In 2017, the Region of Peel was the first organization in Ontario to implement the Butterfly model of care, starting with Redstone home area at Malton Village, followed by Morningstar at Malton Village and Spruce Lane at Sheridan Villa. In our Butterfly homes, we work continuously to create an environment that improves the wellbeing of the people living with dementia, using innovative, person-centred approaches to meet their complex clinical and emotional care needs. Learn more about Peel’s Butterfly project.

While the pace of Butterfly model implementation has been delayed due to our ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response, we continue to ensure that the interdisciplinary teams in our homes prioritize the emotional needs of our residents, along with their clinical care.

As well, we continue to advocate for sustainable investments and enhanced standards in long term care to allow for quality, emotion-based care, and supports for our most vulnerable seniors.

We invite you to explore the unique lives and friendships of people living with dementia and their caregivers, and the difference that emotion-based care brings to an individual’s life.

Visit the virtual exhibit - Life is beautiful: memoirs of people living with dementia