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2014-09-10 23:09:26

Alzheimer Society of Ontario excited to participate in novel assistive-technology effort Toronto (ON) September 10, 2014 (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is excited to be part of a novel effort to develop assistive technology for people with dementia. From 12-14 September, technological innovators will convene at the Toronto dementia hackathon to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by caregivers and people with dementia, and invent… on the spot…...

2014-09-09 23:10:07

“While age remains dementia’s biggest risk factor, age can also represent our biggest hope” says Gale Carey, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Toronto (Ontario) (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 While the toll of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia on the aging population is well documented, the disease impacts people of every age. On Wednesday September 10, young Canadians touched by the disease will gather at the British High Commission in Ottawa to discuss and find creative ways...

2014-06-27 23:02:04

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is pleased about two key initiatives that have been adapted for a variety of cultural and linguistic communities: Finding Your Way™, a program to prevent wandering incidents, and Shifting Focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is devastating for anyone, language and cultural barriers add to the complexities of the disease. On the eve of the...

2014-06-18 23:02:01

You can do something about dementia, stroke, and heart disease. Toronto (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Modeled after the increasing evidence linking a socially, physically and mentally stimulating lifestyle to helping decrease the incidence or progression of diseases, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario introduced Minds in Motion® this spring. The new program designed for people with signs of Alzheimer’s and their care partners helps improve balance, mobility, flexibility, and alertness....

2014-06-03 23:07:33

During Stroke Month, let’s make the connection between heart and brain. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Approximately one-in-three Ontarians will develop stroke, dementia or both, and the incidence for each increases the risk of the other. That was the message as three Ontario health organizations came together during Stroke Month to raise awareness for stroke and dementia. The Ontario Stroke Network, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have joined...

2014-05-29 23:01:46

Alzheimer Society of Toronto says drug-free intervention is successful for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A new study commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto says that providing personalized music through an iPod to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias helps to calm them and reduce their anxieties and fears, while providing their caregivers much-needed respite to focus on other tasks without distraction. Paul...

2014-04-29 23:02:53

If you or someone you know is living with dementia, now is the time to get your affairs in order. Helpful estate planning tips from the Alzheimer Society of Ontario throughout May. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario understands that life is often unpredictable. So this May, during “Make-a-Will/Leave-a-Legacy” month, the Alzheimer Society proposes a series of tips to help everyone get their financial and legal planning in order. Starting Monday May...

2014-04-23 23:02:43

On May 17, plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Spring is in the air. After a challenging winter, the sight of shoots of plants poking through the soil reminds us of what possibilities the new season promises and what rewards the gardener’s efforts will bring. Gardening stems from more than a desire to bring colour and beauty into a patch of dirt. It is about hope. In the words of Audrey...

2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...

2014-03-06 16:27:14

Alzheimer Society of Canada asks: are you taking care of your brain? TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Have you been neglecting your New Year's resolutions like getting to the gym? National Brain Awareness Month is a perfect time to renew your resolutions because a healthy body is a healthy brain says the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Scientific evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, whether it's a brisk walk or taking dance lessons, helps lessen the risk of...


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