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Dementia Aware

Rethinking dementia

Dec 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

What you need to know about rementia Dementia literally means without mind and is derived from the Latin word demens. Unfortunately, the word dementia or...

Is MCI a type of dementia?

Dec 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) Some people experience mild changes in memory and thinking abilities that are...

Dementia and the holidays

Dec 2, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about celebrating the holidays with a person with dementia With the holiday season approaching quickly — Hanukah, Christmas —...

Dementia and driving

Nov 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about driving when you have dementia Driving is a complex activity involving many regions of the brain working simultaneously. Due to the...

Dementia and falls

Nov 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about falls risk in people with dementia Falls are a major reason why many older people lose independence and mobility, and people with...

Dementia's final stage

Oct 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about caring for someone in the final stage of dementia Research indicates, that following diagnosis, the average life expectancy of a...

Dementia and the I word

Oct 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about managing incontinence in the person with dementia One of the many challenges that people with dementia face as the dementia...

Dementia and sex

Sep 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about intimacy, sexuality and behaviours in dementia There is a widespread assumption that as we age, we lose our sexual allure and...

Dementia and the senses

Sep 9, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about dementia’s effect on the five senses As we age, many different changes occur in the body, including changes in the sensory...

Is it really dementia?

Aug 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about conditions mistaken for dementia You misplace items, you forget to take your medications, you feel tired and weak, you cannot...

Young onset dementia

Aug 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about younger people with dementia (YOD) Young onset dementia, also known as early onset dementia, describes any neurocognitive disorder...

Rare, unusual dementias

Jul 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about other types of dementia Dementia is a common and growing problem worldwide. While 95 per cent of cases are attributable to...

Reduce your dementia risk

Jul 15, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about reducing dementia risk factors The world has experienced many epidemics, but most were the result of infectious disease —...

Dementia myths exposed

Jul 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about dementia myths and misconceptions Advances in health care and technology has enhanced longevity, and people are...

Dementia: Good news!

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

What you need to know about the national dementia strategy Canadians will remember June 22 as a milestone in the fight to combat dementia. On Thursday, just...

Living well with dementia

Jun 17, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What people with dementia need to know to live well with dementia Dementia is not a life sentence; it is just another detour in your life’s journey, and...

The 3 Es of dementia

Jun 3, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about engaging, enabling and empowering people with dementia The word dementia conjures up so many different thoughts: a loss of memory, a...

Dementia and behaviour

May 20, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about the management of behaviours in the person with dementia Behaviour is a complex phenomenon affected by interaction of cognitive...

The language of dementia

May 6, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about communicating with a person with dementia Communication is an inherent mutual activity and we cannot be truly in relationship with...

You have dementia!

Apr 22, 2017 / 3:00 pm

What you need to know about the emotional responses to a diagnosis of dementia At the first World Health Organization Ministerial Conference on Global Action...

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