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World Alzheimer's Day 2015

World Alzheimer's Day 2015
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Every September 21st, Alzheimer’s organizations around the world work to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dementia is an incurable, progressive disease that impairs mental functioning. It is often called a family disease because of the chronic stress it places on family members who must watch helplessly as their loved one slowly declines. As of 2015, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and this number is expected to increase to 75.6...
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Pan Am Games 2015

Pan Am Games 2015
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are coming!!! What are the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games? The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport competition. It is held every four years, in the summer before the Summer Olympic Games. Over 7000 athletes from the 41 Pan American Sports Organization member nations ( http://www.toronto2015.org/countries ) compete in 36 Pan Am sports and 15 Parapan Am sports including Archery, Cycling, Handball and Wheelchair Rugby. The first...
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Travelling with a person with Dementia

Travelling with a person with Dementia
Travelling with a person with dementia can be rewarding but may present a number of hazards and challenges. It is better to travel earlier in the disease process, as further down the road the person may become too disorientated, agitated or distressed to travel. Although,  people with dementia generally do best in well ordered, familiar and stable settings, travel can be successful given the right conditions and planning.   HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS WHEN PLANING A VACATION...
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Dementia and Communication

Dementia and Communication
Dementia is an overall term for a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Symptoms may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. A person with dementia may also experience changes in mood or behaviour.  Persons with dementia lose the ability to communicate verbally as the disease progresses. However, individuals continue to communicate by relying on other...
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