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Question from Understanding Behaviours

Is it delirium, depression, or dementia?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

Are there any strategies to help me deal with challenging behaviours?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

Can someone with dementia experience pain?

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Question from Community Supports

How can I be better prepared when bringing my loved one to the hospital?

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Question from Transitioning

How do I help support a person with dementia when they lose a loved one?

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Question from First Steps

How do I prepare for my doctor's appointment?

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Question from Next Steps

How do we plan for the different stages of the dementia journey?

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Question from Next Steps

How do we plan for the future?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

How is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed?

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Question from Transitioning

How to deal with grief and loss?

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Question from First Steps

I am experiencing problems with my memory. What's my first step?

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Question from Community Supports

I am having difficulty in providing care for my person living with dementia. There have been so man...

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Question from First Steps

I am not sure if I want to tell my family and friends.

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

I am noticing some changes in memory of a friend who is only 55. Is dementia not a disease of the e...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

I am noticing some changes in the person with dementia's ability to understand simple instructi...

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Question from First Steps

I am noticing some mood and memory changes in someone I care about. What do I do?

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Question from First Steps

I am only 55 years old and am experiencing some memory changes. Am I not too young to get dementia?...

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Question from Community Supports

I am providing care for a person with dementia in the middle stages. What are some of the communit...

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Question from Progression

I am supporting a person in the middle to late stage of the disease. How can best support the careg...

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Question from Transitioning

I can no longer leave my person alone. What are my options?

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Question from Progression

I have a caregiver who is experiencing stress from caregiving for a person with dementia. What can ...

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Question from Community Supports

I have a neighbour that gets pick up everyday and goes to a recreational program. What are these pr...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

I have been diagnosed with a dementia. Does this mean that my children will get it?

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Question from Community Supports

I have been told to put my person with dementia on a wait list for a nursing home. I have heard tha...

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Question from Community Supports

I have heard that the government has a program to help with seniors and person's with dementia....

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Question from Next Steps

I have heard that wandering can be a problem. My person has mobility issues and doesn't like the he...

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Question from Next Steps

I have heard that wandering can be a problem. My person has mobility issues and doesn’t like the ...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

I have noticed some changes in the person with dementia's mobility and they are stumbling more....

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Question from Transitioning

I have noticed that my person is very confused and paces in the late afternoon and well into the nig...

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Question from First Steps

I need help with my patients who are experiencing memory loss. What questions should I be asking?

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Question from Transitioning

I need to make some decisions and don't know where to start.

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Question from Progression

I thought this disease only affects memory. Why is my person having difficulty finding words or rec...

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Question from Progression

I'm noticing some changes and need some help.

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Question from First Steps

I've been diagnosed with dementia. What now?

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Question from First Steps

I've been given some "memory" pills, how will they help me?

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Question from Transitioning

My family and friends have suggested that I place my person into a ‘nursing home.’ How d...

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Question from Next Steps

My friend turned 80 and has to take the driving re-test. I have been diagnoses with dementia and I ...

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

My loved is experiencing increased anxiety, what can I do to help?

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Question from Next Steps

My partner has been diagnosed with dementia. How will this impact our marriage?

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Question from Progression

My person is in the 'moderate' phase of the disease process. What do I need to know about...

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Question from Transitioning

My person with dementia has been hospitalized three times this month with an infection that doesn’...

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Question from First Steps

Someone I know has been diagnosed with dementia. How can I best support them?

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Question from First Steps

Someone I know who has dementia is still driving. Should I be worried?

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Question from Transitioning

The family doctor has suggested that that we use an Adult Day centre. What is it and how do we acce...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

The person I am caring for is experiencing incontinence and having some bathroom accidents. How can...

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

The person with dementia has become increasingly suspicious, how to I respond?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

The person with dementia is experiencing Hallucinations, how should I respond?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

The person with dementia is experiencing some behaviours and I would like to learn some strategies o...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

There are changes to the person with dementia's mobility and they are having difficulty getting...

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What are Alzheimer's disease symptoms?

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Question from Transitioning

What are my resources for dealing with loss?

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Question from Community Supports

What are some of the community supports and services for someone with dementia?

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Question from Treatment and Diagnosis

What are some of the treatment options for a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related demen...

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Question from First Steps

What are some of the treatment options?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

What are some quick tips when providing care to someone with dementia?

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Question from Next Steps

What are the First Steps?

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Question from Next Steps

What are the next steps after a diagnosis?

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Question from First Steps

What are the other causes of memory loss?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What are the other types of dementias?

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Question from Next Steps

What are the supports and services that are available in the community?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?

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Question from First Steps

What can I do to keep my brain healthy?

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Question from Transitioning

What does the end stage of dementia look like?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What does the middle stage of dementia look like?

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Question from Next Steps

What is a Living Will?

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Question from Next Steps

What is a Medical Alert bracelet?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Alzheimer's?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD)?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

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Question from First Steps

What is First Link for Caregivers

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Question from First Steps

What is First Steps for families?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Frontotemporal dementia?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Huntington's disease?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Mixed dementia?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Parkinson's disease?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Posterior Cortical Atrophy disease?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

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Question from First Steps

What is the First Link program?

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Question from Next Steps

What is the Power of Attorney for Personal Care?

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Question from Next Steps

What is the Vulnerable person registry?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Vascular dementia?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

What is Wernick- Korsakoff's disease?

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Question from Transitioning

What is"Last Steps"?

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Question from First Steps

What would be the benefits to investigating memory loss?

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Question from About Alzheimer's and related dementias

Where do I start in getting a diagnosis?

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Question from Next Steps

Where do we go from here?

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Question from Understanding Behaviours

Why do some people with dementia have responsive behaviours?

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Caregiver Retreat Day - New

Do you need a break? Need to be taken care of for the day because you are c ...

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Dementia Experience - Outdated

This interactive session allows participants to step into the shoes of some ...

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Getting Started - October Afternoon Session - New

A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming and often we don’t know wher ...

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Getting Started - October Evening Session - New

A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming and often we don’t know wher ...

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Getting Started - September Afternoon Session - New

A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming and often we don’t know wher ...

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Getting Started - September Evening Session - New

A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming and often we don’t know wher ...

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Last Steps™ - Afternoon Session - New

A Three Part Series starting on October 18th for 3 consecutive Wednesdays. ...

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Last Steps™ - Evening Session - New

A Three Part Series starting on October 18th for 3 consecutive Wednesdays. ...

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Friends Matter

How to support someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia can be a difficult and confusing time for a friend. How do you best provid ...

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Agitation

This is one symptom of the disease that can occur at any stage. There are strategies that can help. ...

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Ambiguous loss and grief in dementia

This resource is meant primarily to help you, as a caregiver, gain a better understanding of how loss and grief can affect you and the person with dem ...

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Ambiguous loss for Health Care Professionals

This booklet is to help the health care professional understand what Ambiguous loss is and how to help their clients and patients. ...

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Anxiety and Alzheimer Disease

Anxiety is a normal emotion with the disease. This fact sheet will help you understand the causes as well as provide some strategies for coping for b ...

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Bathing

This fact sheet discusses the changes that occur with personal care and grooming. ...

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Benefits of Early Diagnosis

This fact sheet helps to understand why an early diagnosis is important both for the family and the person with dementia. ...

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Bereavement Supports

This fact sheet explains the types of bereavement supports that are available from educational seminars, one to one support, and grief support groups. ...

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Caregiver Support Group

This flyer explains our care partner support services called "Time to Talk" and how to connect to a group near you. ...

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Caregiving with Your Siblings

Providing care for your parents can be complicated. When your brothers and sisters are also involved, care-giving can become even more complex. While ...

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Children, teens and dementia

Information for parents to help children understand the disease as well as how to best help a person living with dementia. ...

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Communicating the Diagnosis

This booklet will help to clarify how to tell and when to tell the person living with dementia of their diagnosis. ...

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Communication Basics for Alzheimers Caregivers

This fact sheet will help explain the changes that occur in communication for the person living with dementia and how the care partner's communic ...

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Communication Tips when Interacting with Individuals Living with Dementia

Learning the strategies of communicating with someone living with dementia will help both the person and the caregiver cope with changes. ...

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Considering Long Term Care

This fact sheet will help you understand what long term care is and when to know its time to consider. ...

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Coping with Guilt of Placement

There are many emotions around the decision to place a person living with dementia in a care home. This fact sheet will help you understand and cope ...

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Coping with Placement

The placement of a person with living with dementia into a care home can be a confusing time. This fact sheet will help you cope as well as provide t ...

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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

This disease is a rare and rapid form of dementia caused by infectious prions. This fact sheet will help you understand the causes, symptoms and comm ...

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Day To day - Adjusting To Long Term Care

After placement occurs both the care partner and the person living with dementia need to adjust. You will find helpful strategies in this fact sheet. ...

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Day to Day - Communication

This fact sheet discusses how communication changes for the person living with dementia as well as strategies to adapt communication techniques. ...

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Day To Day - Considering Long Term Care

Making the decision to place a person with dementia into long term care can be a difficult and emotional decision. This fact sheet will help you to d ...

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Day to Day - Locating Devices

Wandering is a very common concern for a person living with dementia and their care partners. How to keep the person safe and choosing the most appro ...

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Day To Day - Meal Times

Changes in the person living with dementia's eating patterns and capabilities of eating will require some strategies. Learning about these chang ...

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Day to Day - Personal Care

This document will provide helpful tips and strategies around personal care. It will also help you understand the changes that can happen regarding p ...

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Dealing with Daily Challenges

This fact sheet will provide tips on dealing with daily challenges like eating, dressing and toileting. ...

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Depression and Alzheimers

Depression is a mood disorder that is a common symptom that can accompany dementia. There are some medication approaches and non medical strategies t ...

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Dos and Donts Approaches

This fact sheet can be placed on your fridge as a reminder of the most appropriate communication strategies. ...

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Down Syndrome

This fact sheet will provide a brief summary of what down syndrome is and how it effects the brain. In addition it will provide information on why pe ...

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Drug - Reminyl

Excelon is one type of medication that may be prescribed for memory loss. ...

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Drug - Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is one type of medication that may be prescribed for memory loss. ...

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Drug Approval

This fact sheet explains the process of drugs being approved in Canada for the treatment of dementia. ...

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Drugs - Aricept

Aricept is one type of medication that may be prescribed for memory loss. ...

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Drugs - Memantine

Memantine is one type of 'memory' pill that may be prescribed for memory loss. ...

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Fast Facts on Delirium vs Dementia

Determining whether a change of behaviours, mood and symptoms is a decline due to the progression of dementia or the development of a delirium is an i ...

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Fast Facts on Dementia and Delirium

What is the difference between dementia and a delirium. ...

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FAST Scale

This is a diagnostic scale to determine the stage of a person living with dementia. It is a common tool used by the health care professional. ...

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First Steps for Person Living with Dementia

First Steps is a psycho-educational group for persons living with dementia and their care partners to help them understand the disease, communication ...

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Focus Children

This fact sheet will help children understand memory problems as well as how to keep their brain healthy. ...

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Focus Teens

This fact sheet will help teens understand memory problems as well as how to keep their brain healthy. ...

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Frontotemporal Dementia

This fact sheet will provide details on this form of dementia, progression and strategies for care. ...

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Frontotemporal Dementia

This fact sheet provides some understanding of this rare form of dementia and some tips and strategies for coping. ...

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Grief Resource List 2011

This resource list is for professionals seeking more information on grief and bereavement books, videos and information. ...

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Grief Support Services

This flyer explains all of our grief support services and how to connect to our bereavement educator. ...

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Hallucinations in People with Dementia

This fact sheet will explain the often confusing and frightening symptom of having false ideas, seeing things and people that are not really there and ...

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Handling Responsive Behaviours

A person living with dementia may react to their environment. This fact sheet provides strategies to help. ...

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Handling Troubling Behaviour

This fact sheet can help you understand the reasons behind the behaviour of the person living with dementia and how to cope. ...

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Helping a parent with dementia cope with a loss

This fact sheet will help family members know how to tell a person with dementia of a death as well as some strategies on how to help them cope with t ...

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Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's disease

This booklet is for those who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. Our goal is to improve home safety by i ...

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How to Talk to an Elder with Dementia Using Validation Therapy

This fact sheet explains how to talk to a person with dementia. ...

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Incontinence

This fact sheet will help you to understand incontinence and strategies that will help. ...

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Keeping records

This document will help the person with dementia advocate for themselves and provide a check list on how to keep records and what to keep. ...

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Know The 10 Signs

Knowing and understanding the 10 signs of dementia will help you understand the difference between normal memory loss and dementia. ...

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Lewy Body Dementia

Learn about this form of dementia, the symptoms and signs. ...

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Living with Dementia Support Group

The Living with Dementia support group is for people in the early stage of the disease for educational information and emotional support. ...

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Managing Sleep Problems

Find out why sleep problems are so common in dementia, the causes and some strategies to help. ...

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Medications for Behavioural Symptoms

Learn about how some common behaviours can be managed through different medications. ...

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Mild Cognitive Impairment

What is MCI and how does it affect the person's functioning. ...

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Other Dementias Vascular Dementia

Learn here what are the particular symptoms and causes of Vascular Dementia. ...

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Pain in Dementia

This fact sheet will help describe how to tell if a person with dementia has pain and how to best treat the symptoms. ...

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Personal planning along the dementia journey

This chart will help you make plans throughout the different stages of the dementia journey ...

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Practical suggestions for dealing with delusions

This fact sheet will help you to understand why a person with dementia may have false ideas or suspicions and how to cope. ...

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Preparing for your Doctor

If you are experiencing some memory problems here is a tip sheet in how to prepare for an upcoming doctor's appointment. ...

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Care giving can cause stress due to the difficulty of the care provided and the length of time spent care giving. This fact sheet will provide some t ...

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Progression - Early Stage

This factsheet will help you understand the disease in the early stages and what to expect. ...

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Progression - End of Life

This fact sheet will help you understand the end stage of dementia, the symptoms, and ways of coping. ...

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Progression - Middle Stage

This fact sheet will help you understand this stage of the disease and what to expect. ...

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Progression Late Stage

Late stage dementia has specific symptoms and behaviours. The care provider can learn to provide comfort at this stage in the disease process. ...

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Progression Overview

This fact sheet will help you understand the whole journey through dementia from early stage to end stage. ...

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Questions to Ask

This brochure will help the health care provider know which questions to ask the person who suspects or is worried about their memory. ...

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Questions To Ask When Visiting Long-Term Care Homes

Are you trying to tour homes and make the decision to place a person with dementia in a long term care home? This fact sheet will help you know what ...

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Rarer Dementias - Corticobasal Degeneration

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Huntington Disease

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Multiple Sclerosis

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Niemann Pick Disease Type C

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Parkinsons Disease

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Traumatic Brain Injury

Learn about this rare form of dementia here. ...

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Repetitive Speech or Actions

Repetitive questioning is one common behaviour for a person with dementia. This fact sheet helps understand the behaviour and some tips to cope. ...

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Resources for Kids

Here is a resource list of books, videos and other helpful material for children who may know some one with a dementia. ...

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Resources for Teens

Here is a resource list of books, videos and other helpful material for teens who may know some one with a dementia. ...

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Risk Factors

This fact sheet explains the risk factors of developing this disease. ...

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Shared Experience - Section 1 - Learning about the disease

This booklet written by those living with the disease will provide some basic information on the disease, the emotions with being diagnosed, as well a ...

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Shared Experience - Section 4 - Changes

This booklet written by those living with the disease will provide you with information on some of the changes you may be experiencing or may experien ...

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Shared Experience - Section 5 - Care

This booklet written by those living with the disease will provide you with some strategies on how to participate in research, continue to care for yo ...

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Shared Experience - Section 6 - Planning

This booklet written by those living with the disease will provide you with some strategies on how to make plans for the future. ...

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Shared Experiences - Section 1 - Overview

This series of booklets was written by a person living with dementia, to help with the emotions of being diagnosed with this disease. ...

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Shared Experiences - Section 2 - Telling People

This booklet written by those living with the disease will provide you with some strategies on how to share your diagnosis with friends, family and co ...

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The 7A's

Learning these terms and their symptoms may help in understanding the behaviours of dementia. ...

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The Long Term Care Decision

Knowing when its time and understanding the emotions around making the decision to place some one with dementia into a long term care home is a very e ...

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Tips when Hospitalized

This fact sheet will help how to best support a person with dementia who has been hospitalized. ...

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Tough Issues Driving

Driving can become a problem with a diagnosis of dementia due to the complexity of the task. ...

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Understanding Genetics

Many researchers have found genes that may increase your risk for developing a dementia but there is no clear answer as of yet. ...

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Validation

Validation and redirection are one way of communicating with a person with dementia in order to manage some of the more common behaviours like repetit ...

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Vascular Dementia

Learn the signs and symptoms of this form of dementia that can be caused by blockages of oxygen to the brain. ...

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Vulnerable Person Registry

This is the Peel Police Registry for persons who cannot speak for themselves and have wandered away from home. ...

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Wandering

This fact sheet will help you understand what is wandering, how to keep someone with dementia safe and strategies to prevent wandering. ...

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Why do people hoard?

Hoarding or the act of not throwing anything away can be a sign of dementia or can present itself as one symptom of the disease process. This fact sh ...

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Working with dementia-Staff Grief

Working and caring for people with a life limiting disease can cause stress and grief in the health care professional. This booklet can help understa ...

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10 Warning Signs

To help you know what the warning signs to look for, here is a list of the most common symptoms of the disease. ...

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Adult Day Programs

Mississauga Halton Adult Day Programs are recreational and supportive programs for adults with either physical or cognitive impairments or who are iso ...

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All About Me Booklet

This booklet is to be filled out with the personal information about the person living with dementia so that caregivers both family and professional w ...

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Alzheimer Bathing Program

The bathing program at the Brunel Adult Day Program can help support the personal care of your person living with dementia. You will find the details ...

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Ambiguous Loss for Health Care Providers

This brochure explains the many losses that can be experienced by both the care partner and the person living with dementia. Ambiguous loss is the gr ...

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CCAC Heathcare at Home Essential Guide

This brochure explains all of the home care services that can be provided by the Community Care Access Centre. ...

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Counselling

This brochure outlines the many supportive programs that are offered to families. There are many different kinds of support groups as well as educati ...

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Dispelling The Myths

There are some common misconceptions about dementia and other memory issues. This brochure will help explain them. ...

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Driving and Dementia Family Guide Crossroads

Learn how dementia effects the brain and how this may impact the ability to drive. This brochure has valuable information on how to determine if and ...

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Family Friend Resource Guide

This brochure is for persons living with dementia in a long term care home and experiencing behaviours. The brochure provides an understanding for fa ...

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First Link for Caregivers

This brochure describes the Alzheimer Society's First Link program to get you connected to the supports and services in the community. ...

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First Steps for Families

First Link is a program for direct referral from the point of diagnosis, in order to quickly get connected to the supports and services you will need ...

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Frontotemporal Disorders

This booklet provides detailed information on what is FTD and its progression. ...

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Getting a Diagnosis

This booklet will clarify why it is important to get a diagnosis and how that diagnosis is made. ...

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Getting Home Safely from a Hospitalization

Once a hospitalization has happened how can you best learn how to support a person with dementia back at home. This booklet will help you know how to ...

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Handbook for Care

This is a general brochure about the disease, caregiving and supports. ...

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Heads up for Healthier Brains

What can everyone can do to keep the brain strong and healthy. Read this short brochure with 10 tips for a healthier brain. ...

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Heads up for Healthier Living

This brochure will tell the person with dementia how to keep their brains healthy and active. ...

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Home Sense for Dementia _ Guide 2013

This brochure will help you understand the disease and how to make every room in the home safer for the person with dementia. ...

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Importance of early diagnosis

You will find here the reasons for why it is so important to get an early diagnosis as well as a proper diagnosis. Your doctor can help. There is hop ...

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JCB Living Will

This document explains what a living will is and provides guided questions to developing your own. It is one example of the many living will document ...

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Lets Talk About End of Life

Let's talk about end of life is a brochure to support families in the end stages or late stages of the dementia journey understand the changes as ...

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Lets Talk About Grief

This brochure will help you understand what dementia specific grief is and the supports and services that are available. ...

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Lets Talk about Palliative Care

This brochure can help you understand what palliative care is, what it is not, and how to find resources and supports. ...

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Loss and Bereavement in the person with dementia

Helping some one with dementia deal with grief can be a difficult thing. This booklet can help provide some strategies. ...

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Medical Alert Bracelet

This brochure will help you understand the benefits of having the Medical Alert Bracelet. The attached brochure also has the application form attache ...

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Planning For Long-Term Care

This brochure will tell you how to apply for long term care and how much it will cost based on the type of room. ...

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Power of Attorney for Personal Care

This brochure will clearly explain what a power of attorney is and the benefits of having one in place when there is a diagnosis of dementia. ...

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Rarer Dementias - Wernicke Korsakoff

Learn about this rare form of dementia here ...

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Reducing Caregiver Stress

This brochure explains the 10 signs of caregiver stress and how to prevent it. ...

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Shifting Focus Understanding Behaviours

How to respond when dementia causes unpredictable behaviors. ...

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Treatment Options

There are four medications approved for the treatment of a dementia. Currently they are used to slow the progression of the disease process. There i ...

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University of Toronto Living Will

This brochure is one example of a Living Will. It explains what Living Wills are and their importance when there is a diagnosis of dementia. ...

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Ways To Help

If you know some one who has been diagnosed with a dementia or is caring for some one with a dementia this brochure will help you understand how best ...

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What is Alzheimer's disease

Learn what the most common symptoms are of Alzheimer's disease as well as what the difference is between Alzheimer's and dementia. ...

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What to Expect?

What can you expect when you or someone you know is diagnosed with a dementia? This brochure will help you understand the disease, symptoms and stage ...

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Younger - Onset Dementia

Younger Onset or Early Onset Dementia is a cognitive impairment that begins before the age of 65. This brochure will help you understand the specific ...