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Let's Talk: Canadian Dementia Care is in Need of a Paradigm Overhaul

April 18, 2014

Malcolm Young, AC/DCs guitarist, is suffering from a form of dementia?  That news was shocking, especially given ...

Use of antipsychotics soaring at Ontario nursing homes

April 17, 2014

Powerful, potentially lethal drugs are used off-label to control behaviour among dementia patients at alarming rates ...

Old like me? Why elderly care needs more risk…

April 17, 2014

Risk. Its a dirty word in the nursing home industry, and in the face of recent and high-profile incidents like ...

Mother with dementia 'warehoused,' daughter says

April 17, 2014

Dementia patient, 84, spent countless hours in hospital hallways, daughter says The daughter of an 84-year-old Calgary ...

How a little town in Belgium may show us how to care for the mentally ill

April 17, 2014

Once, there was a tall, elegant woman in her 70's, who lived with a family in the small Flemish town of Geel in ...

Decoding dementia: Knowing the cause can help you plan for the future

April 17, 2014

Imagine you start noticing that you're not thinking or behaving like you used to. You struggle to find the right ...

Playing for time: Can music stave off dementia?

April 4, 2014

At 101, Frank Iacono still plays the violin. The concertmaster for the Providence Civic Orchestra of Senior Citizens ...

Elderly couple demand hospital end ‘illegal detention’

April 3, 2014

Douglas and Pamela Allen are asking a court to order their release from Victoria General Hospital An elderly ...

The CARP Poll: Dementia Poll Report, February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

KEY FINDINGS The wide majority of members know someone with dementia, more than a third know a caregiver to ...

How to tell when your memory loss is normal – and when it’s dementia

February 5, 2014

Its hard not to be fascinated by the abnormal in medicine, however, when we consider our own health, the most common ...