Robotic pets delight patients with dementia

By Elise Copps “They don’t claw ya, you don’t have to feed ‘em, and they don’t need kitty litter.” Wise words from Jackie Gale, a patient...

Lawson researchers develop delirium screening method

By Robert DeLaet In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) have developed a simple screening method for improving the detection of...

Almost half of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia

661 words – ALZ.doc With stock ID:599897466 Almost half of Canadians would not want others to know if they had dementia The Alzheimer recently announced that while...

Activities and games for patients with Alzheimer’s disease

As a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s, you can use games and activities to help stimulate their mind and senses. Alzheimer’s disease is often known...

Musical memories: A care home’s novel approach to advance quality of life

By Rumana D’Souza Caregivers at a Sidney care home are using an important tool to address the cognitive and emotional symptoms of dementia among residents—the...

Promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Declines in plasticity – the brain's ability to adapt – may underlie memory problems In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and...

Bringing the power of play to dementia care

By llan Mester Who says playing is just for children? Adults can benefit from a dose of creativity and fun as well. That’s the philosophy...

Restless nights: Dementia and sleep

By Pamela Stoikopoulos Those with dementia sometimes find it difficult to sleep well at night for different reasons. This can be challenging for everyone involved...

Why music works in dementia care

By Bev Foster Music accompanies us on our journey and connects us to people, places and events in our lives. It is cross-coded into life...

Caregiver SOS: Depression in dementia patients can be tackled

My dad was diagnosed with dementia a couple of years ago. word Now I notice that he is restless and crying. Is this sadness...

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