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Co-housing and dementia villages: Social innovations offer alternatives for long-term care

COVID-19 has amplified existing cracks in the long-term care (LTC) system in Canada. We need socially innovative solutions to help seniors age safely and with dignity.

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Dementia training for first responders would be a win-win for all Ohioans: Trey Addison

Today, our police and emergency first responders in Ohio face many unique challenges in serving local communities — including responding to the growing number of incidents involving those who have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

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Woman who chronicled life as caregiver loses husband to Alzheimer’s

Peter Marshall, the beloved husband of Alzheimer’s advocate Lisa Marshall, has passed away. He was 56.

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Dementia sufferers like me deserve to enjoy life – that’s why I went skydiving aged 63

I’m sitting in front of my GP with a piece of paper on which I need her signature. “I need your permission for something,” I say. She looks back, puzzled. I push the paper across the desk to her, and as she opens it, I see her forehead crease with confusion.

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Study explores how to prevent cognitive decline in people with dementia

Montreal (Canada), January 21 (ANI): Dementia has been defined as the chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury.

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Winter poses potential risk for those with dementia

Colder temperatures, snow and ice and early darkness can be challenging and stressful for the more than 11 million people caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Awareness, the Caregivers Act and why we need to push congress to act now!

I am a surviving caregiver to my spouse who passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease and complications of Diabetes in 2019.

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Advocates continue to educate public on disease

The number of people living with dementia climbs every day.

“In Canada, there’s over 500,000 Canadians living with dementia. In Canada, by 2030, we know this number is expected to grow to over 900,000,” says Michele Heyer, senior’s care chair at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ont.

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Webinar focuses on communicating with those who have Alzheimer’s

MAUMEE — The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will offer a special webinar this month combining “Caring for the Caregiver” with the “Effective Communication Strategies,” educational program on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Did you know that of the 6.2 million people with Alzheimer’s disease who are age 65 or older in this country, almost two-thirds are women?

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