Dementia Care

The Value Of Roles And Routines In Dementia Care

Gail Elliot | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Gail Elliot

The main reason we want to put chores, roles or tasks back into the world of those living with dementia is that each person needs to enjoy a life filled with meaning and purpose, regardless of physical and mental health. My favourite expression, which speaks to this, is "The purpose of life, is a life with purpose."

Finding Out if Mom's Memory Loss is More Than Forgetfulness

AlzLIVE | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living

The big "A." The elephant in the room. The dreaded disease you've been forced to think about thanks to Dear Alice and Glen Campbell and so many others whose stories have raised awareness and brought Alzheimer's right into your living room -- and now, maybe right into your life.

How I Became an Alzheimer's Advocate

AlzLIVE | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Living

But from the moment my mother and grandmother shared with me my grandfather's diagnosis, everything changed. Though my role as national director of sales and marketing memory care for one of the country's largest providers of assisted living was still the same, my motivation was completely different.

Elder Mediation Could Soon Become a Staple in Age-Related Care

AlzLIVE | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living

Mom has Alzheimer's disease, your siblings refuse to talk to one another, and your kids are too busy to lend a helping hand. Somehow, all the caregiving duties have been left to you. What to do? Call an elder mediator. The practice is much like other forms of mediation.

Health Foods In Midlife Can Prevent Dementia, Study Says

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

Eating right in midlife may prevent dementia later on, according to a new doctoral thesis published by the University of Eastern Finland. Results indi...

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 ...

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...

Rallying On Alberta Premier's Porch For Dementia Care

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - About 50 people have protested on the premier's Calgary doorstep over the closure of a dementia care centre in southern Alberta.The province...

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...