- using the telephone, including answering and calling others
- shopping for groceries on their own
- planning, heating, and serving their meals
- managing medications, including refilling them when needed and taking them correctly
- cleaning their house or apartment
- getting around on their own, either by car, taxi, or public transportation; or on foot
- managing money and paying bills
Learn the answers to the following questions:
What are the stages of dementia?
What are the differences between the stages?
Here are some other resources about this topic that you may find helpful after completing this lesson.
Speak Up Canada
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association provides free tools and resources to help individuals and families discuss Advance Care Planning. Use their interactive online workbooks or download a fillable or printable version to start making your plan.Visit Website
The Stages of Dementia
In this 45-minute video our experts review the early, middle and lates stages of dementia as well as the global deterioration scale or GDS.Watch Video
Consent, Capacity, and Care Planning
In this 50-minute video, our experts discuss how to help persons with dementia plan for the future including the importance of the Power of Attorney, substitute decision making and how dementia can affect a person's capacity to make decisions.Watch Video
Palliative Care and End-of-Life Planning
In this 45-minute video, our experts discuss what to expect in the final stages of dementia. Listen to our experts respond to viewer questions.Watch Video
End-of-life Care: What Practical Information Should I Know
The Alzheimer Society of Canada website provides practical information about compassionate care benefits, government benefits after death and a checklist of important documents and questions.Visit Website
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