February 9, 2022

Alzheimer Society of B.C Webinar – Dementia and Decision-making

On January 26, CCEL’s Krista James and Jess Fehrenbacher presented on the Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-making project alongside the Alzheimer Society of B.C. This webinar discusses legal rights relating to decision-making for people living with dementia, compare supported and substitute decision-making, and provide insights gathered from the Read more…

February 1, 2022

Freedom to Make Decisions

On December 1, 2021, the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) held a Disability Rights Gathering in Vancouver, BC. The gathering was a part of our Engaging People Living with Dementia Project. The goal of the project is to change how healthcare decision-making is approached so that people living with Read more…

January 25, 2022

BC Creates Temporary Changes to Visitation Rules for Long-Term Care

Introduction On December 31st, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer made a temporary verbal order changing the visitor restrictions for long-term care. The temporary verbal order does not apply to assisted living. The pre-existing Visitor Guidance, effective October 12, 2021, sets out the visitor restrictions in Assisted Living, and these rules Read more…

January 7, 2022

Project Update: Engaging People Living with Dementia in Decision-Making

Introduction The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is collaborating on a three-year project. The goal of this project is to support people living with dementia to be meaningfully involved in everyday decision-making that matters to them. To reach this goal, we are consulting with people living with dementia, people Read more…

November 9, 2021

Consent to Participate in Research