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  1. 7 New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease has no cure, and the medications that we currently prescribe increase a chemical called acetylcholine, which can help with some Al...
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  2. When Someone with Dementia Starts Wandering

    In this article I'll explain why wandering can happen in a person with dementia, present some of the warning signs that a person with dementia may be ...
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  3. The Best Exercise for Brain Health

    Exercise has short term and long-term benefits for the aging brain. On top of brain benefits there are many other body systems that require exercise t...
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  4. Cognitive Enhancers, When to Start, What to Expect, When to Stop

    An overview of cognitive enhancers. We'll talk about when to start, how to start, when not to start, what to add, when to stop and when not to stop....
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  5. What's the best way to eat to prevent DEMENTIA?

    The diet that I recommend most often for brain health is called the MIND diet. It's a combination of a Mediterranean style diet and the DASH diet whic...
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  6. VIDEO: What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

    Young Onset Dementia is different in three important ways....
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  7. What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

    Young onset dementia (YOD) is dementia that shows symptoms before the age of 65. Some of the pitfalls of YOD include managing a young family and work...
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  8. Should you take your mom out of her senior's home - a decision aid

    A Geriatrician presents a decision aid that has been developed and published by researchers at the University of Ottawa, to help in deciding if your p...
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  9. Is it time to take your mom out of her senior's home?

    A Geriatrician reviews the pros and cons of taking a family member out of a senior's home, like an assisted living facility, during an infection pande...
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  10. When should you ask your Mom if she remembers?

    It can be tempting to try to quiz your family member with dementia in an attempt to stimulate the brain or gauge how much memory loss is present, but ...
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  11. Myths about Memory Tests

    Memory tests like the MoCA can be used to screen for dementia but they have their limitations. Memory tests often have to be adjusted to account for ...
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  12. Never make your family promise not to place you in long-term care!

    It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-t...
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  13. Holidays with Dementia

    Holiday time can present a challenge when you have a family member living with dementia. Here a re a few tips....
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  14. What are ADL's?

    Why are ADL's, Activities of Daily Living, so important during the assessment and care of seniors?...
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  15. Respite Care

    Being a care partner is a tough role and getting regular respite can be crucial to carrying on for the long haul....
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