What is Dementia?

Lesson 1

Understand what cognition is and how it is impacted by dementia. Learn about the most common causes of dementia and other possible causes of dementia-like symptoms.

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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Lesson 2

Learn about the difference between normal aging and mild cognitive impairment. Discover what causes it, how it is diagnosed and if there are treatments.

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How to Promote Brain Health

Lesson 3

Explore how diet, exercise, supplements, blood vessel health and lifestyle choices affect the brain. Discover the benefits of social activity and brain training.

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The Different Types of Dementia

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Learn about the similarities and differences between Alzheimer's disease, vascular, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal (FTD) and Parkinson's disease dementias.

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How is Dementia Treated?

Lesson 5

Look into the difference between managing the symptoms of dementia and modifying the disease itself. Investigate what prescription drugs and other therapies are available.

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Safety and Dementia

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Become aware of the risks of wandering, driving, fire, improper use of medications and managing personal finances. Discover strategies to reduce the possibility of harm.

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Caring for the Person with Dementia at Home

Lesson 7

Learn about the types of services available in your home and your community from both publicly funded sources and private companies.

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Apathy, Depression, and Anxiety in Dementia

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Learn how these psychiatric issues may affect those with dementia. Understand how to cope and discover what treatments may be available.

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Managing Behavioural Issues in Dementia

Lesson 9

Identify the behavioural, emotional and psychiatric signs and symptoms associated with dementia. Discover strategies and resources to help to manage these behaviours.

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Caregiver Wellness

Lesson 10

Understand why caregiver wellness is so important. Learn what you can do to help yourself and find support.

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