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Monday, October 31, 2016

SPEECH THERAPY PROGRAM TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA INCREASE/RETAIN ABILITY TO RECALL WORDS.

A new speech therapy program called the Communication Bridge has shown promising results with people who are living with aphasia caused by dementia.

Monday, October 31, 2016

PORTABLE B12 SENSOR: POSSIBILITY TO REDUCE DEMENTIA RISK

New technology launches the release of a portable vitamin B12 deficiency sensor, developed by ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in partnership with both the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the Schools of Physical Sciences and Medicine.

Monday, October 31, 2016

ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION AND ITS ASSOCIATED RISK OF DEMENTIA

Cardiovascular health is proven to be an important factor in reducing one’s risk of dementia. However, the mechanisms in which vascular damage causes cognitive decline are unknown. This study looks at orthostatic hypertension (OH) and sought to determine the association between OH and one’s risk of dementia.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

University of Waterloo Researcher Examines Early Life Education and Alzheimer's

Suzanne Tyas, a professor from the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Applied Health Science has been investigating the implication of teen year education and Alzheimer’s disease. Her study examines the link between high school and early adulthood education and one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The hope is to find a way to stave off effects of Alzheimer’s, creating strategies to construct resilience against the disease.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LHIN Invests $1.4 Million into Dementia Care for Local Seniors

The North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will be investing over $1.4 million to provide additional supports for seniors living with dementia. The money will go towards creating assisted living services for older adults through programs and organizations. Finlandia Village’s Hoivakoti Long Term Care Home has received $480 000 to create a new Enhanced Care Seniors Support Program. This funding will allow them to create a specific wing that will host 8 residents living with late stage dementia.

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