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Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting...

Education program enhances dementia care

Before every shower, Jerry* would resist, kick, hit and yell. Staff at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) couldn’t understand why bathing caused him such anxiety....

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse...

Canada’s role in international dementia study

The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to...

From dementia to diagnosis: A couple’s cautionary tale

Two years is a long time to wait between the first symptom of dementia and a diagnosis – precious time when 62-year-old Lou Grieve might...

Gentle Persuasive Approaches to better understand patients with dementia

As a lead hand in the security department at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre in Hamilton Ontario, Jason regularly assists patients with dementia,...

New website to support families living with dementia

A new website has been launched to help teens and their healthy parent cope with unresolved tragedy after early-onset dementia strikes the other parent. Dr....

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

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