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Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Dementia is a syndrome consisting of a number of symptoms that include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour. These symptoms may affect a person’s ability to function at work, in social relationships or in day-to-day activities.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, accounts for 64% of all dementias in Canada. (Material sourced from Alzheimer Society of Toronto https://alz.to/ )

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia (workshop)

An introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia including what is Alzheimer’s disease, the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and some of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dementia: Changing Assumptions

Improve your understanding of dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, best practices and the resources available for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities exhibiting dementia.

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Articles

What is Dementia

Dementia is a syndrome consisting of a number of symptoms that include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour. These symptoms may affect a person’s ability to function at work, in social relationships or in day-to-day activities. http://alz.to/learn-about-dementia/what-is-dementia/

What is Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, which causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired. It is the most common form of dementia. http://alz.to/learn-about-dementia/alzheimers-disease/

Alzheimer’s Treatment

While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no treatment that will stop its progression, there are several medications available that can help with some symptoms. These medications can slow down the decline of memory, language and thinking abilities. http://alz.to/learn-about-dementia/alzheimers-treatment/

Early detection screening tool

NTG-Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-ESD)

U-First Training

U-First! is a proven and effective approach to working with people with dementia. Through dialogue and a case-based approach, learners will have more confidence in working with people with responsive behaviours. Training is especially designed for people working in community care, acute care, and long-term care. For more information visit

www.u-first.ca

The Alzheimer Society Music Project

The Alzheimer Society Music Project was created in response to overwhelming evidence showing the beneficial effects of music and stimulation on people living with dementia.

Through the Music Project, personalized playlists are provided to support a person living with dementia and improve their quality of life at no cost to eligible families.

Project Participants Receive: One iPod & charging accessory, One set of over-the-ear headphones and free music setup. http://musicproject.ca/

Alive Inside Clip of Henry

This is an excerpt from Alive Inside, a documentary about the Music and Memory nonprofit project, a film by Michael Rossato-Bennett. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG7X-cy9iqA


The Toronto Dementia Network

The Toronto Dementia Network collects, organizes and disseminates information about dementia related services and events in Toronto. It is a widely used resource directory funded by the Toronto Alzheimer’s Association. https://tdn.alz.to/