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Category Archive Dementia Solutions

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Dementia Solutions: Needing some alone time

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    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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  8. Dementia Solutions: Personal Care & Respecting Privacy

    Written by: Bayshore HomeHealth

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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