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Importance of Supporting the Caregivers of People With Dementia: Megan Swift

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13/08/2019
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We are losing Megan, whose last day as a placement student is today! She is on to bigger and better things - like graduating from Carleton University. On her way out the door, she gave us permission to publish her final assignment: The Importance of Supporting Caregivers of People With Dementia. Importance of Supporting the […]

Science de la démence: écouter en ligne

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08/08/2019
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Dr. Frank Knoefel présente Science de la démence. Le 11 Juillet, Le Dr. Knoefel nous parle du vieillissement du cerveau et des différents types de démence et donne de l’information sur la recherche et les efforts en vue de trouver un remède à la maladie. Le Dr. Knoefel est médecin au Programme de la mémoire […]

Science of Dementia: Watch Online

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02/08/2019
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Dr. Frank Knoefel presents Science of Dementia. From July 11th, Dr. Knoefel covers the Aging Brain, the various types of dementia, and finishes with some information on research and finding a cure. Dr. Knoefel is a physician at the Bruyère Memory Program, Bruyère Continuing Care, and Senior Investigator at the Bruyère Research Institute (Ottawa, Canada). […]

Tips on staying safe in the heat

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19/07/2019
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A massive heat wave is headed our way beginning today. A reminder that dehydration is one of the worst things for people with dementia - it can exacerbate their symptoms very quickly. A guide to helping your neighbours: • Check in on those who live alone in your neighbourhood.• Avoid going outside if you can. […]

Mackenzie Breeze Bone: Dementia advocate from baby to Benefit For Baba

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18/07/2019
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Update: Benefit For Baba 2019 raised more than $3,000, making it the most successful one yet! "You shouldn't be scared just because his filing cabinet fell over!" Mackenzie Breeze Bone, age 4 Mackenzie Breeze Bone was an indignant four-year-old. A volunteer at a retirement home was expressing a little bit of trepidation at working with […]

Danielle Barrette-Marcuccio: The Support Group's Support Group

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16/07/2019
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When her husband John was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) in 2015, it was the first time Danielle Barrette-Marcuccio had ever heard of the disease. Dementia itself was something she and John had never really thought about until recently, but FTD was a completely new concept. John was in his early 60s, and Dr. Frank […]

A New Type of Dementia is Categorized

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09/07/2019
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A new, never-before studied type of dementia has been discovered. It is being called LATE dementia (this is an acronym for Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy). LATE presents many of the same symptoms as Alzheimer’s Disease, and the two have been confused for one another for years. Recently scientists started pressing on the need to define […]

Pembroke Balloon Pop raises $1,220!

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03/07/2019
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                “Yes, yes, I’ve been taking my medicine” was the response Bettyanne Brown would always get. Her mother Dorothy would also get annoyed when Bettyanne would ask if she was eating. Of course she was! Three meals a day, like always!                 Bettyanne and her siblings, however, were not so sure. And when they started […]

"Caregivers are Heroes": Talking National Dementia Strategy

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19/06/2019
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With the release of Canada's $50 Million National Dementia Strategy, Dr. Andrew Frank of the Bruyère Memory Program spoke with Rob Snow on 580 CFRA. Dr. Frank said he was pleased that the federal platform included assistance for caregivers, and spoke about the need for activities that keep people with dementia engaged but that also […]

A Memorial Event To Remember

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14/06/2019
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Joanna Ostrow MacDonald left a remarkable legacy. She wrote a best-selling novel, In the Highlands since Time Immemorial. She knew Ken Kesey at school, and went to some of his  “electric Kool-Aid acid test” parties in the 1960s. She has smart and accomplished children: both her daughters work at universities – Jenny and her husband […]
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