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Category Archive Dementia Solutions

  1. Innovations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Written by: Dunham

    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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  2. Bayshore improves support for Canadians living with dementia

    Written by: Dunham

    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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  3. Dementia Solutions: Needing some alone time

    Written by: Dunham

    caregiver with arm around senior How Do I Stop My Husband, Who Has Dementia, From Following Me Around the House All The Time? Whether I’m washing dishes in the kitchen, going to the bedroom to put away my clothes, or simply walking over to turn on the TV, my husband follows me everywhere I go. I know the constant tagging...

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  4. Dementia Solutions: Personal Care & Respecting Privacy

    Written by: Dunham

    senior staring out the window How can I help my mom with personal care while respecting her privacy? “My mom has dementia and I’ve been trying to help her with her personal care routines so that she maintains proper hygiene. However, it can be difficult at times to ensure good hygiene while also respecting her privacy and modesty. How can...

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  5. Dementia Solutions: Accepting the Reality

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A group of seniors spending time together at the park and offering support to one another. How Do I Help My Friend Accept the Reality of His Wife’s Dementia?  “A friend of mine has a wife who has had dementia for a few years. I’m concerned because of his posts on Facebook that he’s not coming to terms with the reality that her condition is not going to get better and...

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  6. Dementia Solutions: Staying engaged and enjoying life

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Staying Engaged – How Do I Get Mom or Dad to Engage With Others and Enjoy Life Again? Watching a loved one with dementia become withdrawn and unhappy can be very difficult to deal with. Though you as their caregiver or family member may feel understandably helpless and frustrated, know that there are strategies that...

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  7. Dementia Solutions: Beating the winter blues

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    An elderly woman sits and looking out the window. Winter Blues: How Do I Help my Mom or Dad, who have Dementia, Stay Active & Engaged During the Winter Season? Like all seasons, winter has its fun side and not-so-fun side. It’s the season of holiday festivities and beautiful snow-covered landscapes. But if it’s too cold outside, we’d rather stay home, and that means...

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  8. January: Mental Health and Aging

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Mental health and the aging Canadian population Many Canadians are unaware of the strong connection between aging and mental health. The aging process sparks both physical and mental changes. For example, when people get older, their mobility may slow down or their sight may diminish – these physical changes can directly affect the mental health...

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  9. Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is a unique challenge that unfortunately, many family members will face as their parents and loved ones age. Alzheimer’s is a type of Dementia that affects how a person thinks and acts, and therefore can completely change the lives of an aging loved one and all those around them. A...

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  10. Reducing Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    WHILE THERE IS NO WAY TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, you can reduce your risk by making the right lifestyle choices for your body and brain in order to age successfully. The brain is one of a human’s most vital organs as it plays a role in every action and every thought we have and just...

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