Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Caring for seniors with Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia

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English
Translated Title: 
Les soins aux personnes âgées atteintes de la maladie d'Alzheimer et d'autres formes de démence
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Study of 130,000 seniors (age 65 and older) who received publicly funded long-term home care in 2007–2008 including many with complex health conditions. Found that, in 2007-2008, one in five seniors (20%) receiving long-term home care had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Nearly one in six (17%) of these clients with dementia were suffering from moderate to severe impairment in cognition and daily functioning yet still managed to remain at home.

Also found that one in six (17%) seniors with dementia living in residential care facilities (such as nursing or long-term care homes) in 2008-2009 had relatively low levels of impairment or could still perform basic functions quite well on their own. The odds of a senior with low impairment being placed in residential care were seven times more likely if the senior had a tendency to wander. Marital status was also a factor in determining whether a senior with low impairment was newly admitted to a care facility rather than at home with home care.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Dementia among seniors

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English
Translated Title: 
Démence chez les personnes agées
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Online
Author: 
By Gerry Hill
William Forbes
Joan Lindsay
Ian McDowell
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Study that finds the total expectation of life for women is 26% greater than that for men, but women's expectations of life with dementia and of life in institutions are more than twice the corresponding expectations for men.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.

Take care of your brain

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses steps to keeping your brain healthy, such as nourishing your brain, keeping your brain safe, exercising your brain and your body, avoiding substances that may disrupt the brain's metabolism, avoiding stress and getting enough sleep.

Cholinesterase inhibitors: drugs looking for a disease?

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English
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Online
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Marina Maggini
Nicola Vanacore
Roberto Raschetti
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Discusses the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in patients with a variety of types of dementia and cognitive impairment, looking critically at the clinical trial evidence on these drugs.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15491277 (print)
ISSN 15491676 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Ginkgo: Ginkgo biloba

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Provides basic information about the herb ginkgo such as common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information.

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Includes bibliographical references. Series: Herbs at a glance

The forgetting: Alzheimer's: portrait of an epidemic

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English
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Paper
Author: 
David Shenk
Publisher: 
Doubleday
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a lyric biography of Alzheimer's, "a condition specific to humans and as old as humanity."

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0385498373
MENH.S54 2001
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Alzheimer Society of BC

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Governmental Body
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Provides support and information to people with the disease and their caregivers. Runs support groups across B.C. to help people newly diagnosed with the disease (Early Stage Support Group) and to help caregivers (Caregivers Support Group) deal with their everyday challenges. Funds research into the cause and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Funds social and psychological research focusing on finding improved methods of caregiving and delivering services to people affected by dementia. Advocates with the government on important and relevant policy issues. Promotes public education and awareness to ensure people know where to turn for help. Recruits volunteers to help make a difference to people affected by the disease.

Primary Telephone: 
604-681-6530
Email Address: 
info@alzheimerbc.org
Fax Number: 
604-669-6907
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-667-3742
Street Address: 
300-828 W 8th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 1E2

New hope for people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers: your friendly, authoritative guide to the latest in traditional and c

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Porter Shimer
Publisher: 
Prima Publishing
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Roseville, CA

Offers a practical and thorough coverage of all aspects of Alzheimer's for those who have the disease and for their families and caregivers.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
AGIN.S48 2002
ISBN 0761535071
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Dementia/Alzheimer's disease

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English
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Online
Author: 
Joan Lindsay
Lori Anderson
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Offers a summary of the magnitude of dementia in Canada, research on risk factors and preventive factors, caregiving issues, and health policy implications. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14726847
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Includes bibliographical references.

Alzheimer's Association

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Provides Alzheimer research and information, assistance, and support in diverse communities in the United States. Also offers educational materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders.

Primary Telephone: 
(312) 335-8700
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@alz.org
Fax Number: 
(312) 335-1110
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-272-3900
Street Address: 
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
City: 
Chicago
Province: 
Ilinois
Postal/ZIP Code: 
60601-7633
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