Alzheimers Dementia

New Gene Test Might Indicate When You'll Develop Alzheimer's

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living

47 million people worldwide are affected by the incurable disease.

Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer's With These Exercises

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living

World Alzheimer's Day is Sept. 21.

Black Currants: Natural Rescue From Alzheimer's And Dementia

Carl Thompson | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada
Carl Thompson

The epidemic of Alzheimer's takes an enormous toll: as the disease ravages the brain, robbing people of memories and awareness, it disconnects them fr...

When Should You Consider A Nursing Home For Your Spouse With Alzheimer's?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Placement in long-term care is one of the more difficult decisions facing caregivers of patients with dementia. Let me start by stating that my personal bias is to try and keep my patients at home as long as possible, assuming that their safety and health, as well as the caregiver's health, is compatible with this goal.

Why Some Alzheimer's Patients Stop Recognizing Loved Ones

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living

It has to do with face perception.

Alzheimer's Disease Might Actually Be Declining, Not Increasing

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living

There's been an average reduction of 20 per cent per decade since the 1970s.

Surgery Risks May Include Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living

But it's not contagious.

Midlife Obesity Can Mean Early Alzheimer's Onset

The Associated Press | Lauran Neergaard | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living

And it can start as early as age 50.

Are We Closer To Finding A Cure For Alzheimer's?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living

British scientists on Monday announced a major step forward in developing a blood test that could predict the onset of Alzheimer's, potentially helpin...

The Mother's Day Gift of Good Brain Health

Lynn Posluns | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

With Mother's Day coming up, now seems like a fitting time to point out the incredible need for research into women's brain health. Why? Because every Mother's Day we celebrate and honour the women in our lives. But research still focuses on male brains.

Delaying Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living

BRAIN EXERCISE: New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less ...

New Help For Alzheimer's Disease?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In what's being called a landmark development for neuroscience, researchers have created a 3-D digital reconstruction of a complete human br...

Helping Dementia Patients Who Wander

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - For families caring for a loved one with dementia, it can be one of the most frightening experiences of contending with the disease: discove...

Is THIS The Key To Fighting Dementia?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - More than one in seven cases of Alzheimer's disease could be prevented if all Canadians who are currently inactive were to start getting reg...

See The Person, Not The Alzheimer's

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - When Elizabeth Allen was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's disease, her first reaction was outrage that she had developed the progressi...

What the Cha-Cha Can do for Your Health

Lily Sarafan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living
Lily Sarafan

In addition to its physical benefits, dancing also promotes psychological and mental well-being. The benefits of dancing are most evident in studies investigating its impact on various conditions including Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's and dementia, all prominent diseases in the senior population.

Onslaught Of Dementia Lies Ahead, Health Officials Warned

CBC | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Living

The number of cases of dementia is increasing dramatically, and governments around the world are unprepared for it, a health conference in Charlotteto...

How To Spot Dementia and Alzheimer's

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Living
Romeo Vitelli

A new report released this year by the World Health Organization (WHO) titled, Dementia: A Public Health Priority shows that 35.6 million people are currently living with dementia. This number is expected to double by 2030 and likely triple by 2050. The Alzheimer's Society of Canada provides a list of ten warning signs that might indicate a problem with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Dementia Common Among Seniors, Proper Diagnosis Key To Treatment

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Perhaps it begins with recurring forgetfulness, a struggle to find words or maybe needing repeated reminders about an upcoming event. Or it ...