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Friday, April 27, 2018

Hospitals are Failing our Population Living with Dementia

Research out of the University College London (UCL) in the UK looked into how often hospital staff recognized dementia in patients. The study found that regardless of diagnosis status healthcare professionals are still failing to understand and recognize the disease.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation Announces $7.6 Million to Support Dementia Innovations

Baycrest Health Sciences’ Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) announced on April 23rd $7.6 million in funding for new innovations and projects that support the quality of life of those living with dementia and care partners. Such projects include; alert systems for missing persons with dementia, smart home technologies, and alternative communication system development for non-verbal individuals.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Walk for Alzheimer’s Welcomes Investors Group as Their First National Sponsor

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is pleased to announce that the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s has been newly branded as the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s as they have become a national sponsor.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sitting Too Much Increases Risk of Dementia

Although research on sitting has already shown an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases, new research out of UCLA has looked into the impact on sitting for long periods of time and the effects it has on brain health. Thirty-five participants aged 45 to 75 were interviewed on their average activity level and the number of hours they sit during a day. Participants then underwent an MRI to look at the medial temporal lobe, which is responsible for forming new memories.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Inappropriate Medication Linked to Dementia Diagnosis

In an international study out of the University of Sydney, researchers found that a diagnosis of dementia increased inappropriate medication use by 17 percent in one year. Such prescriptions may be appropriate for short-term use, but are often used for long periods of time for people living with dementia and can have lasting and unnecessary side effects. Such medications include sleeping pills or depression medication which may cause side effects such as confusion, drowsiness and can lead to dangerous outcomes. Dr.

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