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Alzheimer's, Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Overview

This 20-minute video features a neuropsychologist from Washington State University, giving an overview of dementia and mild cognitive impairment including diagnosis of, tests for, impact on cognition and red flags for what may not be normal aging.

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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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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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Mild Cognitive Impairment

Learn more about MCI including assessment of, implications for the person affected and their family members and information you need to know to live well with MCI.

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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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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Learn about Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) including symptoms, testing, diagnosis, duration, treatment and the similarities and differences between DLB and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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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, testing, diagnosis, duration, treatment and the similarities and differences between FTD and other dementias.

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Drugs - Aricept®

Learn more about Aricept®(Donepezil) including the purpose of the drug, things you should know before taking the medication, how to take it and possible side effects.

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Drugs - Exelon™

Learn more about Exelon™ (Rivastigmine) including the purpose of the drug, things you should know before taking the medication, how to take it and possible side effects.

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Drugs - Reminyl™

Learn more about Reminyl™ (Galantamine) including the purpose of the drug, things you should know before taking the medication, how to take it and possible side effects.

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Drugs - Ebixa®

Learn more about Ebixa®(Memantine) including the purpose of the drug, things you should know before taking the medication, how to take it and possible side effects.

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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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How to Engage a Person with Dementia

Find strategies to help you plan and provide meaningful activities for the person with dementia in this fact sheet.

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When Sleep Becomes An Issue

Find tips, strategies and useful resources for addressing sleep disturbances

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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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