dementia

Alzheimer's and dementia

Providence Healthcare has a drop-off program for Alzheimer’s patients and their families

Providence Healthcare has a drop-off program for Alzheimer’s patients and their families

Posted: October 24th, 2014
Though some people diagnosed with dementia may be apprehensive about joining, Elizabeth Davison and her staff employ a variety of techniques to help patients decide to give the program a try. “Sometimes to get them in there we’ll say ‘Why don’t you come for a cup of tea and we’ll see if you like it?’… We really try and promote that club atmosphere”

Alzheimer's and dementia

Why Ontario’s new Alzheimer’s strategy is stalled

Posted: October 24th, 2014
One day before the federal health minister's Oct. 1 announcement that Canada is working on a national strategy on dementia, a high-profile Ontario politician said government is “acting far too slowly.”

Alzheimer's and dementia

Wandering elderly: 1,200 Alzheimer’s and dementia patients lost in Toronto

Posted: October 24th, 2014
The federal government announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1 that it is in the “early stages” of developing a national strategy for dementia. But with no definitive money pledged, no allocation of funds, and no timeline provided, the announcement by the federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, is too little, too late for the Basdeo family of Vaughan, Ontario.