Category Archives: Caregiver Tips

World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st is the 8th annual World Alzheimer’s day. This international campaign, which was first launched in 2012, aims at raising awareness and challenges the stigma and misconceptions surrounding Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, responsible for causing problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and gradually get worse over...
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Understanding the Difference

It is not uncommon for people to confuse the medical terms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Caregivers and family members of elders with dementia or Alzheimer’s use the terms interchangeably in conversation thinking they refer to one and the same thing. In actuality, the two diagnoses are not synonymous and there are many distinct differences between...
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How to Manage Common Personality and Behaviour Changes in Clients with Dementia | Caregivers for Seniors – Vancouver

As a caregiver for someone with Dementia, observing behavior problems such as wandering, aggressiveness, hallucinations, or sleeping and eating difficulties can be worrisome. Many behaviour problems are exasperated by a poor environment and/or an inability to deal with stressful situations. By learning how to make changes to the way you care give for someone with...
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