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CAREGIVER: Easier said than done – why we shouldn’t give caregivers a tough time

ONE of the sad things about being a caregiver is that you can’t help everyone all the time. Not only do we not know everything (as no one really does), sometimes there’s only really so much one can do, earnestly and sincerely.

I’ve been a caregiver for nearly 30 years now for my son, my […]

Opinion: Those who care for loved ones with dementia need support themselves

Each year, the first Tuesday in April is National Caregivers Day. This day of recognition is designed to raise awareness among all Canadians about the exceptional contribution of informal caregivers.

Informal caregivers, sometimes called family caregivers, are people who take on an unpaid caring role to support another person who needs help. Dementia caregivers are […]

When a loved one with dementia starts hitting others or lashing out

His mother was diagnosed with early-stage dementia eight years ago, but coping with her condition took a challenging turn for Robing Ng two years ago. That was when the gentle and mild-mannered woman he had known all his life began to have episodes of aggression and anger.

The deterioration of her condition began with hallucinations […]

You Docs: Handling dementia: A caregiver’s guide

Around six million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to reach 15 million by 2060. In 2017, 47 million more had preclinical AD; they suffer neurodegeneration and/or amyloidosis, the beginnings of those amyloid tangles that are thought to (sometimes) characterize AD.

And around six million in the U.S. and Canada have a […]

New study hopes to identify early signs of dementia, years before memory loss

Researchers are seeking to recruit 100 people to participate in a new large scale study which hopes to identify early signs of dementia years before memory loss and confusion develop.

A new three-year research programme called “Prevent” aims to detect early features of the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease in people […]

Senior Wellness: Dealing with dementia

When we get older, many people begin to worry about the “D word”, but dementia isn’t actually a normal part of aging. While it is common, it isn’t something that everyone will experience for themselves. It’s a debilitating condition that affects about one person out of ten over the age of 65. When you reach […]

6 Tips to Help When Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

When a loved one is first diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You probably have a lot of questions. You may wonder how you can keep your loved one safe as their cognitive decline progresses. Whether they’re living with you or in their own home, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients have […]

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early Stage

This program will help participants understand the common symptoms and behaviors seen in early stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and how to address them. Caregivers will learn the importance of early planning and how to build an effective care team. This program will take place April 11th at the Alzheimer’s Association located at 2808 […]

Diagnosis: Alzheimer’s. Where caregivers can turn for help

Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s often leaves family members overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next, as they step into the role of caregiver.

In New York, all county governments have programs to provide services to aging residents, and many have services, often free or low-cost, that can help […]

Neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada’s most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This means that by taking an over-the-counter medication, people can ward off a […]