Dementia

Dementia

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
Media Type: 
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.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographic references.

Women, mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: an overview

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides information about issues in women’s mental health, illness and addictions, such as women-centred care, trauma and violence, depression, and more, and makes recommendations for the next steps.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Cholinesterase inhibitors: drugs looking for a disease?

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
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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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

Beyond love: a resource book for caregiver support and education

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Moyra Jones
Joyce Wright
Publisher: 
Chelsea Printers Ltd.
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Richmond, BC

Designed to address the needs of people caring for dementia patients, either as health professional or family members become the primary caregivers.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CARE.J66 1991

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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ISSN 14726847
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Short report: life expectancy and dementia in Canada: the Canadian study of health and aging

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gerry B Hill
William F Forbes
Joan Lindsay
Ian McDowell
Publisher: 
Chronic Diseases in Canada
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the differences between men and women in their expectation of life after age 65, admission to institutions, and incidence of dementia.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 02288699
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Includes bibliographical references.

Taylor Place Community Services Dementia-Related Caregiver Support Groups

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

The Women's Self-Help Group provides an informal environment for information sharing and support to female caregivers connected to Taylor's Place Adult Day Program. The Men's Group provides support, education and practical help to male caregivers connected with the Taylor Place Alzheimer Day Program. The Widows Support Group provides support to senior women at any stage of their grieving process.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 447-7244 ext 41
Fax Number: 
(416) 447-6364
Street Address: 
Don Mills Foundation for Senior Citizens 1 Overland Dr
City: 
North York
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M3C 2C3

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Strives to enrich the quality of life of the elderly by addressing the diverse needs of an aging population. Provides programs and services which include specialized outpatient, mental health, residential, recreational and medical support services.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 785-2500
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(416) 785-2378
Street Address: 
3560 Bathurst Street
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6A 2E1
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