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Dementia Aware

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...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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