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Dementia in Canada

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about the National Dementia Strategy Canada will remember June 22 as a milestone in the fight to combat dementia. On Thursday, just before they recessed for the summer, MPs passed Bill C-233, a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Canada is

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Dementia and Communication

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about communicating with a person with dementia Communication is an inherent mutual activity and we cannot be truly in relationship with others if we are not communicating with them. When communicating with people with dementia, caregivers need the flexibility to be able to

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“Dementia and Church” Caregivers with Hope withPeter Rosenberger and Tracey Maxfield

I Want To Attend Church, But I Care for Someone With Dementia by Peter Rosenberger | Feb 19, 2018 | Caregivers, Isolation, Loss of Independence, Radio Show Interviews | 1 comment When we try to attend Church, it seems something ALWAYS goes wrong!” When caring for someone with dementia, isolation develops as an increasing challenge for family caregivers.  Many caregivers feel

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Dementia and Driving

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about driving when you have dementia   Driving is a complex activity involving many regions of the brain working simultaneously. Due to the progression of brain damage, the person with dementia gradually loses the ability to drive safely, and recent studies reveal that

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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teenagers #27

We learnt from blog posts #1 and #2 that a mental disorder or illness is caused by a disturbance in one or more of the six domains of brain function. When we are stressed, anxious, scared or shocked, the signaling domain in the brain is triggered and the flight, fright,

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