Recognizing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s: A Guide for Caregivers

As seniors transition into a new phase of life, various behavioral changes are commonplace. Distinguishing between natural aging processes and potential health concerns can be challenging.  With Alzheimer’s awareness on the rise and ample resources available in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, caregivers and loved ones have the opportunity to learn about early indicators, enabling them to address any […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: It is Never Too Early or Too Late

Caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and dementia

Diagnosed with a degenerative brain disorder such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be debilitating for the person affected and their families. September is World Alzheimer’s Month 2023, and the theme is ‘Never too early, never too late‘. The campaign aims to adopt proactive risk reduction measures to delay and potentially prevent the onset of dementia […]

The impact of music on Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's Disease and Music

The Importance of Music for People with Alzheimer’s Hearing just a few bars of a familiar song can be powerful enough to take our minds to other places by bringing about feelings of nostalgia, calling up memories of the past, and evoking multi-faceted and meaningful sets of emotions.  Interacting with music, particularly music that is […]

At Home Care for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

caring for Alzheimer's at home

Keeping your loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia safe at home may sometimes be overwhelming. There is help for your loved one and you and your family. Remaining at home with Alzheimer’s has been shown to help our loved ones stay healthier and happier and live longer. When looking after a loved one that you are close […]

Cannabis and Seniors

Cannabis and Seniors

The prevalence of cannabis use among older adults (aged 65 and above) for recreational and medicinal purposes has significantly increased in recent years. Information regarding the safety of cannabis in this population is important since aging is associated with metabolic changes, multiple morbidities, increases in prescription medication use, and an overall decline in functioning. The […]

Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Gardening is therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

At any age, gardening is a wonderful outdoor activity. Senses are stimulated as we connect with nature and we are rewarded with colourful flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Gardening also has many mental and physical benefits to people with Alzheimer’s. Research indicates engaging all the senses provides positive emotions that those with Alzheimer’s may no […]

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