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Can dementia be prevented?

By Dr. Andrew Frank Alzheimer's disease and #dementia are feared conditions as they rob individuals of their most precious cognitive and functional abilities.  Until...

Late-life depression isn’t inevitable

Older adults now outnumber children in Canada, and the mental health needs of our aging population are complex. We hear a lot about Alzheimer’s...

Families living with dementia can plan ahead for hospital visits

An unexpected visit to a hospital emergency department can be stressful for anyone. But it can be even more frightening and upsetting for a...

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....

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