Understanding the different types of dementia

Understanding the different types of dementia

Dementia is the term used to describe a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by the disease. Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the most common type of dementia, but it is only one of many forms. Each type of...
Music and its role in dementia care therapy

Music and its role in dementia care therapy

When it comes to some of the dementia care therapies that have a positive impact on those living with dementia, music has always been understood to be a great tool to use. Scientists and researchers have been focussing on this topic for years, trying to understand why...
Female dementia therapists talk about caregiving

Female dementia therapists talk about caregiving

Research from around the world shows that in patients with dementia, women actually outnumber men two to one. Additionally, we know that 66% of caregivers around the world are women. Yes, professionally and for our families, women shoulder the majority of this burden,...
The role of the female caregiver in dementia care

The role of the female caregiver in dementia care

August is Women’s month and we would like to use this opportunity to highlight the important role female caregivers play in caregiving. When you think of dementia and dementia care, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t that they are gendered issues –...
Are you in need of dementia health and information services?

Are you in need of dementia health and information services?

Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to...