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Category Archive Dementia Solutions

  1. How to Prevent a Loved One with Dementia from Wandering

    Written by: Dunham

    senior wandering Wandering is a common behaviour associated with dementia, especially in the middle to late stages of the disease. It is not only a potential safety risk for the person with dementia, it is also very stressful if you are the caregiver. There are a number of strategies that can help reduce the risk of wandering...

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  2. Driving and Dementia: when is it no longer safe

    Written by: Harpreet Agand

    My husband was recently diagnosed with dementia. Should he still be driving? A dementia diagnosis does not necessarily mean that a person is incapable of driving and should have his license suspended. Some people in the early stages of dementia can continue to drive safely depending on when they are diagnosed and how quickly the...

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  3. Pharmacists play a vital role in seniors’ care

    Written by: Harpreet Agand

    Senior Couple talking with pharmacist Pharmacists play a vital role in seniors’ care Pharmacists are integral members of the healthcare team and play a vital role in seniors’ care. They are readily accessible to offer advice and information about medications, monitor their use, and liaise with physicians and other healthcare providers to manage and improve drug therapy and enhance their...

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  4. Dementia and Personhood

    Written by: Dunham

    young woman holding hands with elder man Identity thief: How dementia affects personhood Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia can steal a person’s ability to think, recall memories, communicate and connect with others. In doing so, dementia slowly undermines qualities that help to define who we are. As someone loses their identity, are they still the same person? What is personhood?...

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  5. Dementia and the power of music

    Written by: Dunham

    listening to music Researchers have long explored how music affects the mind. For example, can listening to music boost academic performance, alleviate depression or help kids become better learners? Several studies have shown that music can influence our ability to think, learn and remember – and even connect with the people around us. One fascinating area of research...

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  6. Preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias

    Written by: Dunham

    It’s common for older adults to forget things now and then. Age-associated memory impairment happens to almost 40% of people over age 65, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. While occasional forgetfulness is a normal part of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are not. They are progressive conditions that cause damage...

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  7. Great gift ideas for people living with dementia

    Written by: Dunham

    senior with girl and gift Great gift ideas for people living with dementia Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list or for a special occasion is a great feeling, especially when you see someone’s face light up when they open it. It is particularly rewarding when the gift is for a loved one with dementia. There are...

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  8. Accommodating Employees with Early Onset Dementia

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    Two employees talking together While much less prevalent in adults younger than 65, dementia can strike people in their prime working years. Early onset dementia, also known as young onset dementia, can impact people in their 30s, 40s and 50s and accounts for an estimated 2% to 8% of all dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer Society of Canada....

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  9. Innovations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    Sad Senior woman on bed With Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise, many companies and organizations have invested in research and development for new concepts, products and techniques to help those who are diagnosed with this disease. There are even many services dedicated to supporting individuals living with the disease—for example, more than 400 Bayshore caregivers are trained and certified...

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  10. Bayshore improves support for Canadians living with dementia

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    seniors and caregiver playing game “Dementia ” describes a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. These symptoms can include memory loss, problems with thinking, behavioural changes, mood changes and communication difficulties. Symptoms can become severe enough to affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is not uncommon as people age, but dementia is...

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