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A Handbook for Care

This comprehensive handbook for caregivers provides an overview of dementia and guidance for how to care for someone with dementia and also how to care for one's self.

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10 Effective Memory Strategies

Memory changes are often a part of normal aging. These 10 tips from Sinai Health System can help to navigate everyday memory challenges.

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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Watch this minute video featuring Janet Cellar, DNP discussing the question "Is this just normal aging or is this mild cognitive impairment?"

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Tips to Get Active - Physical Activity Tips for Older Adults

Learn to improve and maintain your health by being physically active every day. Understand the benefits of both aerobic and strengthening activities.

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Health Seekers - Eat to stay healthy as you age

Find recipes and learn about the Mediterranean diet, and 3-other specific diets that lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, maintain healthy weight, control blood sugar and lessen your risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Eating Healthy and Alzheimer's Disease

Learn to improve and maintain your health by being physically active every day. Understand the benefits of both aerobic and strengthening activities.

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The Different Types of Dementias

In this 4 minute video, learn more about how damage to different parts of the brain can cause certain symptoms or challenges associated with dementia.

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Lewy Body Dementia

Learn about Lewy body dementia (LBD), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and the similarities and differences between LBD and Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases.

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Parkinson's Disease Dementia

Learn about the Parkinson's Disease dementia, its prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, causes, risk factors, treatment and outcomes.

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Alzheimer's Disease

Access a variety of publications related to Alzheimer's disease including information about warning signs, myths, diagnosis, early-middle-late stage progression, treatment and how to live with dementia.

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Vascular Dementia

Learn more about Vascular Dementia and its affects, assessment, risk factors and treatment.

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Frontotemporal Dementia

Learn about frontotemporal dementia (FTD), including symptoms, diagnosis, duration, treatment and the similarities and differences between FTD and Alzheimer disease.

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Staying Safe

This practical guide includes tips for safety in the home, wandering and getting lost, driving, travelling and emergency preparedness.

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Home Safety Checklist

This checklist provides practical advice regarding safety precautions that should be taken throughout the home including the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, bedroom, garage and basement.

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Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviours

Learn practical tips for communicating with a person with dementia and how to handle troubling behaviours, incontinence, wandering, agitation, repetitive speech, paranoia, sleeplessness, eating and nutrition and bathing.

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Home and Community Care

This website provides useful information and links to services for patients and seniors who need support living at home.

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Psychiatric Issues: Part 2 - Managing Behavioural Issues in Dementia

Understand the behaviours caused by dementia with this booklet or full guide.

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Behavioural Symptoms of Dementia

This list of recommendations is designed to help patients, caregivers and healthcare teams develop a care plan for those who are in a hospital or long-term care home and are experiencing behavioural symptoms.

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"I want to go home."

This short video gives practical advice on how to respond when your loved one with dementia says 'I want to go home.'

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Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Learn to identify any personal barriers you may have to good self-care and discover 7 effective tools that can be used to help you care for yourself.

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Caregiver Stress Checklist

Identify how stress may be affecting your life with this simple checklist.

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211.ca

Find local programs and services in your province with this online service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 languages.

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Understanding the Challenges of Communication with Persons with Dementia

In this 45-minute video, our experts discuss communication strategies for caregivers to use when communicating with a person with dementia. Listen to our experts respond to viewer questions.

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Understanding Apathy and Depression in Persons with Dementia

In this 30-minute video, our experts discuss strategies and resources for caregivers to keep in mind when caring for a person with dementia.

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Dementia Advisor

This free app helps to improve your communication and problem solving skills using chat-based role playing. It will help you to manage confict, reduce stress and gain co-operation.

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Understanding & Managing Responsive Behaviours in Persons with Dementia

Learn how to understand and manage responsive behaviours in persons with dementia with this 45-minute video. This archive presentation of our live event features a 15-minute discussion by our experts followed by 30-minutes of answers to questions posed by viewers.

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Huddol

This online community gives caregivers of persons with dementia a way to connect with others sharing the same experience.

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Coping with Caregiving - Providing Effective Care for a Person with Dementia

Watch this 45 minute archive presentation of our live event where the importance of caregiver wellness is discussed by our experts. A 15 minute discussio is followed by 30 minutes of answers to questions posed by viewers.

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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.

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10 Tips When Talking with Someone with Dementia

10 tips to help you to communicate clearly with a person with dementia from Sinai Health System.

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10 Tips When Visiting Someone with Dementia

10 tips that may help to ensure a more successful visit for you and the person with dementia from Sinai Health System.

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Delirium and Confusion in the Hospital

In this 45-minute video, our experts discuss what delirium is and how it can impact a person with dementia, the signs and symptoms and what caregivers can do to help persons with dementia who develop delirium in the hospital.

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How is Dementia Diagnosed?

In this 50-minute video our experts discuss how to best prepare to discuss your concerns with a family doctor and what tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis.

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Dementia Fact Sheets for Indigenous People

Explore culturally safe factsheets developed by I-Caare and Indigenous people living with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Risk of Falls in Dementia

In this 45-minute video, our experts discuss how cognitive impairment and dementia increase the risk of falls and strategies to implement to increase fall prevention.

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Alzheimer Society Canada Directory

The Alzheimer Society offers programs and services for people living with dementia all across Canada. Use this directory to find help near you.

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Stigma & Dementia

In this 35-minute video, our experts examine how stigma affects persons living with dementia. Listen to our experts respond to viewer questions.

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Dementia Talk App

Dementia Talk is a moble app that helps family caregivers and health professionals caring for someone with dementia to respond to challenging behaviours. Developed by Sinai Health System.

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10 Tips to Help Caregivers Stay in the Moment

With practice, these 10 tips from Sinai Health System can help to reduce stress and help you be kinder to yourself and to others.

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10 Tips for Good Brain Health

10 controllable health factors that influence your memory and brain health from Sinai Health System.

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Medications for Dementia Symptoms

In this 60-minute video, our experts discuss the common medications used to manage dementia symptoms and classes of medications that may cause adverse effects in persons living with dementia.

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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.

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Dementia and Responsive Behaviours

Discover practical tips on how to use a problem-solving approach to respond to behaviours. Learn strategies to help reduce responsive behaviours such as agitation, wandering, sexual behaviours, hallucinations, and paranoia.

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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.

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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.

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Medications for Alzheimer Disease: Are They Right for You?

Learn more about Aricept®(Donepezil), Exelon™ (Rivastigmine), Reminyl™ (Galantamine), and Ebixa®(Memantine), including the purpose of the drugs and possible side effects.

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