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How Alzheimer’s patients cope with emotional turmoil after diagnosis

In 2013, “Deadwood” showrunner David Milch was in New York City, toiling on a TV pilot, when he suddenly couldn’t remember where he parked his car.

It wasn’t the first sign of trouble: Words, the “NYPD Blue” co-creator noticed, had been coming to him unusually slowly. Friends and family had noticed a shift in his […]

Life isn’t over: how best to communicate with people living with dementia

When Sandie Read was diagnosed with dementia at 57, she felt a mixture of fear, anxiety and depression. Fifteen years later and not only is she offering support to fellow sufferers but she’s also working with researchers to improve the way people communicate and interact with those living with the condition.

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Treating Dementia With Creative Expression

People with dementia can flourish and show creativity in ways they, their caregivers, and loved ones never thought possible. Under the guidance of a trained therapist, creative arts therapies use painting, drama, dance, and music to help improve quality of life for people with dementia.

Around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and it’s on […]

3 alternatives to placing your parents in a nursing home

Singapore’s elderly population is projected to grow exponentially. Based on projections from the UN, 47 per cent of Singapore’s total population will be aged 65 years or older in 2050.

With the government taking a “your family, your problem” approach, unless you’re destitute and can qualify for a welfare home, don’t expect welfare payouts during […]

7 Things You Should Do If You Just Got an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

It’s not easy hearing a […]

Vietnamese immigrants care for parents with dementia, amidst stigma

It was August 24, 2017, one day before Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, hit Houston and dumped more water than any storm ever recorded in United States history. In just a few days, Houston saw as much rain as it usually saw in a year. My brother picked up our dad, who was 82, […]

How dementia carers can find strength through their work, according to a psychologist

Dementia is set to become one of the biggest global health challenges of our generation. In the UK alone there are around 850,000 people living with the disease and this figure is projected to more than double by 2051.

Those of us who don’t develop dementia will probably end up caring for someone who does. […]

TimeSlips: A new way to engage those living with dementia

It’s about time for fun.

There’s this new invention called TimeSlips. A creative circle for people living with dementia and their care partners, it sets aside time for inventing stories, tapping into your imagination — and having a good time together.

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B.C.’s first ‘dementia village’ set to open in Langley

A new retirement housing concept designed for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is becoming a B.C. reality with a private developer opening the Village in Langley within weeks and the Ministry of Healthlaunching two pilot projects, including one in Vancouver.

The concept, first introduced in Europe has “turned the [senior’s] nursing home concept upside […]

A “Memory Cafe” For Dementia Patients And Their Caregivers

When Donna Sobel became the director of business development at Greenwood House last August, she began searching for new, relevant programs to support the Ewing-based organization’s mission of senior health care. It wasn’t long before she found a focus.

“I did research and met with public health officials and nurses, and the topic […]