A dementia diagnosis not only affects the person living with it, but also their caregivers, friends, family, and the community in which they live. There are nearly 24,000 people over the age of 65 in the Ottawa and Renfrew region who are living with dementia. By 2030, that number will double.
The goal of dementia education is to provide information that helps you expand your knowledge and understanding of dementia and brain health. The more we know about dementia the better able we are to prevent it, and to live well with it.
This September, pick your favourite activity and join the 21-day Challenge to build a brain-boosting habit.
10 warning signs and 8 ways
Some common dementia warning signs and healthy lifestyle changes to keep your brain healthy.
There are many types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. There are also two forms of Alzheimer’s disease: Familial and Sporadic. Read the factsheet to learn more about the two forms, the associated symptoms, diagnosis and the local support resources.
Anger and Agitation
As dementia progresses, a person may struggle to express their emotions. They may begin to have verbally or physically aggressive behaviours, which may be sudden. It can also occur due to a frustrating situation. Learn how to manage these outbursts, communication strategies and how to take care of yourself.
Are you looking for technologies to help a person with dementia stay safe, be more independent, or improve their quality of life? We have a list of products and devices to help you find the right technology and tech support.
Care For The Caregiver
Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding and challenging. It is normal to feel overwhelmed at times. Taking care of your own health is extremely important. It is when you are healthy that you can best help the person you are caring for. Here are some tips to strike the balance.
Care Planning Check List – Early Stages
Your caregiving role is dependent on the needs of the person with dementia. In the early stages, a person with dementia will have noticeable symptoms. Symptoms will depend on the type of dementia, their personality, and the environment. Here’s a guide to a caregiver’s role for person living with dementia in their Early-Stage.
Care Planning Check List – Later Stages
Your caregiving role is dependent on the needs of the person with dementia. In the later stages, a person with dementia has significant challenges performing tasks. Here’s a guide to the caregiver’s role for person living with dementia in their Late-Stage.
Care Planning Check List – Middle Stages
Your caregiving role is dependent on the needs of the person with dementia. In the middle stages, a person with dementia may have significant challenges performing every day tasks. Here’s a guide to the caregiver’s role for person living with dementia in their Mid-stage.