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A Lonely Death in Venezuela

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08/11/2019
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It was likely a massive stroke that killed Mario José, but there is no good way to find out for sure. About ten years ago, he started having mini-strokes, which got more and more severe. Eventually, he developed dementia as a result. A beloved uncle and father, his family rallied around him. On Tuesday, Mario […]

Pauline Schneider: A Dementia Friendly Face

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04/11/2019
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Pauline Schneider has been back in Canada for a little over a year, and has spent the bulk of that year becoming involved with The Dementia Society. She began volunteering in January, doing presentations at retirement homes and other locations to teach the staff about dementia. Now, she’s one of the people who will be […]

Potentially promising Alzheimer's drug going forward

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29/10/2019
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A drug created by the company Biogen might be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease. The company initially discontinued work on aducanumab when it started with disappointing results. They now say that a further analysis of that same data has actually suggested it may decrease cognitive loss in its treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. […]

A fundraiser, a memorial, and a wonderful day out for Mirrieme

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27/09/2019
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One of the most beneficial things for a person living with dementia is to remain social. Interacting with other people and having someone to talk to is of the utmost importance, as it makes sure the brain is active and keeps spirits higher. Donna Andrews understands this more than most. Donna has a background in […]

Motiview, by Miriam

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23/09/2019
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Miriam, who was a volunteer facilitator with the initial run of the Motiview program, shares her thoughts.

We need to talk about Antonio Brown

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23/09/2019
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We need to talk about Antonio Brown. We’re not saying he has dementia. We’re asking - would change your perception of his behaviour if he did? A little recent background for those who may not follow football closely. In the offseason Brown, the superstar Steelers wide receiver and Dancing With The Stars alumnus, was traded […]

A story about NOT dementia

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20/09/2019
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After reading that 70% of Canadians with dementia have NOT been diagnosed, a nice young woman sent this to us. She realized that denial, and refusal to get tested, can have ramifications far beyond the lack of support for dementia. The situation can literally be one of life and death. From Ainsley: "We thought my […]

Job Opportunity: Dementia Friendly Consultant

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03/09/2019
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Dementia Friendly Consultant Time Commitment: Part time, flexible Supervisor: Director, Clinical Programs and Community Engagement Location: Various locations in Ottawa and Renfrew County Program Description: The Dementia Friendly Consultant is responsible for providing educational information to local communities, organizations and businesses on how to best accommodate people living with dementia in their day-to-day operations. The […]

Undetected Dementia in the Community

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22/08/2019
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A literature review and meta-analysis done in 2017 indicated that worldwide, the rate of undetected dementia is about 61%. That means that only 39% of people living with dementia have had a diagnosis. In Canada that number is even higher, close to 71%. In September, World Alzheimer's Month, we are going to be encouraging people […]

First Annual Golf For Dementia coming Septemer 7th

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22/08/2019
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I'm at the Chartwell Empress retirement home in Kanata, visiting the Girard family. This is a pretty typical Wednesday afternoon for the Girards. Sue is laid back, enjoying the sun. Sandy is a bundle of energy, pulling out lists of golfers and spreadsheets and sharing them with her son Alex. Alex, who owns his own […]
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