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For older people living with cognitive impairment and mild-to-moderate dementia, Chartwell offers a unique Memory Living Program. We sat down with Allison Schindler, Chartwell’s Director of Memory Living, to find out what makes the program special—and how it’s helping seniors and their families to enjoy a good day, every day.
Five new studies show how lifestyle prescriptions promote brain health with aging and lower dementia risk. Four key lifestyle factors – regular physical activity, mental stimulation, social engagement, and good nutrition – each help to keep your mind sharp and lower the risk of developing dementia.
Supporting and connecting meaningfully with someone living with dementia can make a vital positive difference and help overcome isolation in normal circumstances and in pandemic situations.
Common misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease stand in the way of understanding the disease and helping those affected.
If you have a loved one who is living with dementia, you may be exploring options to get them the support they need to live safely and with the quality of life they deserve. There are different support options available across Canada.
New brain and memory studies suggest practical ways for older adults to improve recall and help prevent memory loss. Drawing improves recall in older adults by involving multiple senses. Brisk walking and mind-body exercises such as tai chi, yoga and dancing can help improve memory in healthy older adults and people with mild cognitive impairment. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables regularly also protects against memory loss.
World Letter Writing Day on December 7 is a day when people from around the world will pick up a pen or pencil and write a letter. Expressi ...
World Diabetes Day is held on November 14, the birthday of Canadian physician Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with C ...
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging reports that people are living much longer. The goal of this national research project—involving m ...
A vista of rich red and gold colours, the comfort of a delicious harvest meal, and a cornucopia of activities to choose from—there’s somethi ...
Optimism about life and a positive view of aging are both very good for your health. A positive attitude and resilience to overcome adversit ...
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual campaign raises awareness and challenges the stigma that s ...

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