- Designing for residents with dementia | Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
As seniors age, the likelihood that they will experience dementia increases. This means that across Canada, the number of people living with dementia is set to double over the next 20 years.
- The growing impact of dementia — are we ready? | Toronto Star
Rapidly rising dementia rates mean the disease will touch more and more people. But there is still time to act.
- Dementia: a private tragedy looms as a public catastrophe worldwide | Toronto Star
A “tidal wave” of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases will place a crippling strain on global health resources unless effective treatments are soon found.
- The Wanderers | Toronto Star
Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia become lost at least once. Why do they wander, and how do we stop them?
- Professional help for amateur caregivers: Goar | Toronto Star
Baycrest Health Science publishes caregiver’s guide to coach families through the challenges of dementia.
- State of the art Alzheimer’s facility in Toronto lacks money, patients | Toronto Star
A state of the art home for Alzheimer’s patients in north Toronto is on the verge of bankruptcy because B’nai Brith has struggled to fill the 44 rooms and pay the bills.
- Toronto doctors test brain scan technique that could predict Alzheimer’s | Toronto Star
David Mikulis and Joe Fisher are using MRI scans to measure how blood vessels react to higher carbon dioxide levels — a test they say could provide early warning.
- Life with dementia requires patience, care and hope: Timson | Toronto Star
Caring for parents who have dementia is a balancing act of tears and laughter, of acceptance and despair.
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- Slipping Away
Teacher, husband—Alzheimer's patient. Inside Jo Aubin's heartbreaking fight against time.
- Living in the cloud of Alzheimer's
With Alzheimer’s in his family, Jay Ingram’s search for answers is both professional and personal.
- Federal election 2015: Time for a national dementia strategy - Macleans.ca
Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, explains why she's working hard to raise awareness during this election campaign.
- What it’s really like to grow old - Macleans.ca
Millions of boomers will suffer from cognitive loss and dementia. Maybe they already do.
- Overweight middle-agers risk developing dementia - Macleans.ca
New study followed twins for three decades.
- REVIEW: All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments - Macleans.ca
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- How to communicate with someone who has dementia
These simple changes to how we interact can bring great comfort and diffuse potentially anxious situations
- Alzheimer’s: Inside a couple’s year-long quest to find support
Alzheimer’s robbed Grant Crosbie of his identity; it turned his wife into a full-time caregiver. Sandra Martin chronicles one couple’s harrowing, year-long quest to find the support they need.
- My dad's dementia brings frustration and heartache - and victories too
Dementia is a tedious affair where basic tasks become challenges, and each day brings frustration and heartache.
- How exercise can deter disease such as dementia and cancer
Though being active won’t reverse dementia, buying ‘two or three years of quality time is pretty significant,’ researcher says.
- Toronto hackathon seeks new solutions to help dementia patients
Non-profit partners with Facebook to brainstorm products aimed at improving autonomy, quality of life of dementia patients.
- 115 million cases of dementia by 2050
The prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementia-related diseases is climbing steadily worldwide, report says.
- Using big data to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s
OECD convenes workshop on challenges in sharing information from people around the world.
- Dementia, depicted: The role of the arts in explaining Alzheimer's
In the past year, there has been a wave of movies, plays and novels that feature characters suffering from Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia.
- Banking watchdog to track dementia-related cases
Move will help gauge how badly Canadians with diminished capacity are being mistreated when it comes to their money.
- A source of hope in early-onset dementia
Paul’s Club in Vancouver provides an outlet for younger adults dealing with the condition, and support for their loved ones.
- There’s more to dementia than memory loss. Know the signs
Some of the same brain structures and networks that are responsible for attention and memory also have important roles in your personality, your ability to relate t...
- Video: How this retirement home brought back the 1940s to help Alzheimer's patients
Care facilities are increasingly using sight, sound and other sensory cues to stimulate memories in people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. One Pa. fac...
- Why Canada needs a national strategy on dementia
Our health system is woefully unprepared for the oncoming crisis. So today, The Globe and Mail presents a seven-point plan to grapple with it.
- Dementia is striking victims earlier and death rates are soaring: international study
The study, which compared 21 Western countries between the years 1989 and 2010, found that the disease is now being regularly diagnosed in people in their late ...
- Alzheimer’s Disease | National Post
Study finds common supplement may halt progression of Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer's disease could be transmitted during surgery and blood transfusions, researchers say
It would be theoretically possible to become infected with Alzheimer’s through a blood transfusion, brain surgery, or invasive dental work, researchers say.
- National Post editorial board: Innovative ideas for protecting dementia patients
As many as 500,000 Canadians are believed to suffer from some form of dementia — an umbrella term for a variety of degenerative neurological conditions...
- Lewy body dementia, the disease that Robin Williams' widow blames for his death
Though it was speculated that Robin Williams had killed himself due to depression, an autopsy released last fall found a tell-tale sign of Lewy body.
- A few extra pounds might help prevent dementia: study finds obese people less likely to get disease
'Is it time to slump on the sofa, pile into the burgers and slurp the lager? Not just yet,' one party-pooping doctor said.
- Stop Alzheimer’s with five golden rules of brain health: Dementia risk drops by a third with tweaks: study
Following four out of five golden rules for healthy living lowers the risk of developing dementia by more than a third, a British study has found.
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