Alzheimer's & Dementia - Mental Health

Alzheimer's disease most often occurs in either middle or old age and is an irreversible and progressive condition that destroys brain cells. This deterioration causes diminished thinking and cognitive ability, as well as decreased memory. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, and the symptoms typically appear, and worsen, over time. They eventually can become severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Are you looking for more information on the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s? Are you concerned that yourself, or a loved one, may be exhibiting signs of the disease? Would you like information on the current treatments available? There are resources within your community to provide information and research, as well as help improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer's. We are here to help you find them.

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Unhinged

An Insider's Account of the Trump White House

#1 New York Times Bestseller The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides an eye-opening look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration. Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned fifteen years—through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account. A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, Unhinged is a must-read for any concerned citizen.

Stop Alzheimer's Now!

How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Over 35 million people have dementia today. Each year 4.6 million new cases occur world-wide -- one new case every 7 seconds. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Parkinson's disease, another progressive brain disorder, affects about 4 million people world-wide. Millions more suffer with other neurodegenerative disorders. The number of people affected by these destructive diseases continues to increase every year. Dementia and other forms of neurodegeneration are not a part of the normal ageing process. The brain is fully capable of functioning normally for a lifetime, regardless of how long a person lives. While ageing is a risk factor for neurodegeneration, it is not the cause! Dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders are disease processes that can be prevented and successfully treated. This book outlines a program using ketone therapy and diet that is backed by decades of medical and clinical research and has proven successful in restoring mental function and improving both brain and overall health. You will learn how to prevent and even reverse symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Huntington's disease, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and various forms of dementia. The information in this book is useful not only for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative disease but for anyone who wants to be spared from ever encountering one or more of these devastating afflictions. These diseases don't just happen overnight. They take years, often decades, to develop. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, approximately 70 percent the brain cells responsible for memory are destroyed before symptoms become noticeable. You can stop Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases before they take over your life. The best time to start is now.

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment and Family Stress

Directions for Research

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia in Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities

This book helps carers and professionals who are living or working with adults with Down syndrome and intellectual disability to increase their understanding of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of of dementia which can disproportionaly affect this patient group. It relates research to clinical practice and shows how early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and compassionate care can be used effectively to maintain dignity and quality of life.

Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly

This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

A Practical Guide

Working with the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s disease can be a major challenge for primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other mental-health professionals. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc on the patient, and its degenerative nature can create a protracted period of anguish and anxiety for the patient’s family. Dr. Marc Agronin has put his years of experience as a geriatric psychiatrist to work to create an eminently useful resource for psychiatrists and others who treat patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Now in its third edition, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias uses concise and clear language to outline the symptoms, effects and treatments used to combat the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias likely to be suffered by older patients. Enriched by case studies from his own clinical practice, Dr. Agronin creates a volume full of humanity, insight, and knowledge that is sure to inform and improve the habits and methods of any clinician who deals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Alzheimer's Disease

A Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

Over 4 million Americans suffer from Alzhiemer's disease, which is an organic disorder that is progressive, debilitating and irreversible. The economic cost of treating and providing care for those with Alzheimer's is over $40 billion a year. The emotional cost to the sufferers and their families is beyond estimation. Yet Alzheimer's is often misdiagnosed, mistreated and mismanaged. The purpose of this book is to help physicians, health care administrators, graduate students and researchers better understand diagnostic procedures, treatment and management factors related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the elderly.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

What Everyone Needs to Know

Alzheimer's is swiftly on the rise: it is estimated that every 67 seconds, someone develops the disease. For many, the words "Alzheimer's diseas" or "dementia" immediately denote severe mental loss and, perhaps, madness. Indeed, the vast majority of media coverage of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia focuses primarily on the losses experienced by people diagnosed and the terrible burden felt by care partners yearning for a "magic bullet" drug cure. Providing an accessible, question-and-answer-format primer on what touches so many lives, and yet so few of us understand, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge: unsparing investigation of their causes and manifestations, and focus on the strengths possessed by people diagnosed. Steven R. Sabat mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer's disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. By clarifying the terms surrounding dementia and Alzheimer's, which are two distinct conditions, Sabat corrects dangerous misconceptions that plague our understanding of memory dysfunction and many other significant abilities that people with AD and dementia possess even in the moderate to severe stages. People diagnosed with AD retain awareness, thinking ability, and sense of self; crucially, Sabat demonstrates that there are ways to facilitate communication even when the person with AD has great difficulty finding the words he or she wants to use. From years spent exploring and observing the points of view and experiences of people diagnosed, Sabat strives to inform as well as to remind readers of the respect and empathy owed to those diagnosed and living with dementia. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia conveys this type of information and more, which, when applied by family and professional caregivers, will help improve the quality of life of those diagnosed as well as of those who provide support and care.

The Spectrum of Hope

An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

Older People and Mental Health Nursing

A Handbook of Care

Older People and Mental Health Nursing provides an evidence-based guide to caring for the growing number of older people with mental health issues. It focuses on the knowledge and key skills which practitioners require to work effectively with older people who have, or are at risk of developing, mental health needs. Divided into five sections, Older People and Mental Health Nursing first explores the background, historical perspectives and influences on mental health care in later life. It then looks at the ethical and legal issues involved, therapeutic relationships, and the values underpinning support and care. Part three focuses on aspects which have traditionally been neglected in mental health care, including culture, religion and sexuality. Part four details specific mental health issues for older people, including delirium, depression, and dementia. The final section explores future trends in older people’s mental health and offers ideas on how nursing is developing, and could develop, to address these. Offers a practical evidence-based guide to the care of older people with mental health conditions Includes thought provoking practice examples throughout Contains guidelines for nursing practice & therapeutic interventions Includes case studies and reflective scenarios Written by experts in the field

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

An essential guide to assessing and treating people with dementia syndromes. As the number of older adults with dementia continues to skyrocket, every health care professional needs accurate, up-to-date knowledge of these conditions, their prevention, and possible treatments. This compact, evidence-based book discusses essential aspects of the diagnosis, assessment, and interventions of Alzheimer’s disease and the syndromes of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It reviews the diagnostic criteria from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, and the DSM-5 and provides a broad range of treatment options, including psychosocial, educational, and lifestyle interventions. Practitioners will especially appreciate the current overview of caregiver interventions. Practitioners and students alike will find the clear information, the tools for assessment, and other resources provided in this volume extremely useful for helping patients and their families cope with dementia.

The Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Pathways to Understanding the Experience

"Compels us to focus on potential contributions, on the persistence of selfhood and human agency, and on how the voices of those with AD can teach us powerful and important lessons." -- American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton - Halton Office

A non-profit organization that provides education, support and resources to persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and to their families.
* supports research
* maintains local support groups
* strives to end the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the regions of Halton and Hamilton

Services include:
* forwarding of applications for the National "Safely Home" program for persons at risk of getting lost
* resource centre, information presentations, support groups and counselling for persons with dementia, spouses, relatives, caregivers, professional groups
* referral to related services including respite care, transportation, alternate housing, long-term care
* diversity outreach to build links with ethnic groups in the community

Acclaim Health - Alzheimer Services - Oakville - Trafalgar Rd

Provides support, education and consultation to people and family affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Services offered:
  • Adult Day Program - two locations: Oakville (Sheridan College, K-Wing, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm); and Burlington (2180 Itabashi Way, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm)
  • one-on-one caregiver consultations in person, over the phone or via e-mail
  • caregiver education sessions - dementia information series * mid to late stages of dementia discussion series * presents info on planning for the future and preparing for transition into long-term care for Alzheimer family caregivers (7-9pm)
  • caregiver support groups - spousal, family and long term care support groups offered at various locations across Halton * see details
  • resource library
  • Memory Visiting Program - visiting volunteers provide companionship and physical activity for people experiencing memory loss and the early stages of dementia


Services and Programs:
  • Adult Day Program
  • Caregiver Support and Education

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton - Support Services - Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St

Programs, services, education and on-going support for individuals with dementia, as well as, support for family members. Information, education and consultation services to community organizations and local health care agencies is also provided.

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton - Family Support Groups - Hamilton Mountain East - 1575 Upper Ottawa St

A series of group-format support programs that help family, caregivers, and individuals with memory loss cope with progressive cognitive deficits, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. Different groups are offered that focus on topics like coping with responsive behaviours, understanding specific diseases, caring for a parent, grief and loss, and long-term care.

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)

Village of Tansley Woods - Long Term Care Home - Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility

A 144 bed facility.

Services include:
* room and board
* 24-hour nursing supervision
* routine daily care by health care aides
* occupational therapy or physiotherapy
* regular and emergency medical care
* social and recreational programs
* administration of medications/treatments
* special diets
* personal laundry
* secure Memory Care unit for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care

Located near a public bus route.

For Tansley Woods Retirement, in the same complex, see separate record here

Alzheimer Society Peel

Programs and services including adult day programs, respite, counselling, support groups and caregiver support * wandering person registry/Safely Home Program * public education

Adult day program -- social, recreational and therapeutic activities * lunch, snacks * personal care * fee * offered at four locations in Brampton and Mississauga

Nora's House -- overnight respite care, short term stays * capacity 8 * fee

First Link -- for individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, their families and caregivers, referrals to information, education, services and resources

Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) -- call or email 905-278-3667 ext 222, l.passarelli@alzheimerpeel.com * to improve the lives of Ontarians with behaviours associated with mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions living in long-term care homes or in independent living settings * education, support, counselling and guidance to caregivers and family members * health care system navigation * workers help clients develop strategies in order to minimize responsive behaviours * Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant

Offices in Brampton and Mississauga

Village of Tansley Woods - Long Term Care Home - Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility

A 144 bed facility.

Services include:
* room and board
* 24-hour nursing supervision
* routine daily care by health care aides
* occupational therapy or physiotherapy
* regular and emergency medical care
* social and recreational programs
* administration of medications/treatments
* special diets
* personal laundry
* secure Memory Care unit for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care

Located near a public bus route.

For Tansley Woods Retirement, in the same complex, see separate record here

Thistlecreek Health Care

Private home care agency providing registered nursing visits, nursing care, personal support workers, 24-hour live-in care, homemakers and companions, overnight caregiving

Services include:
  • Nursing Visits / Nursing Care - geriatric * surgical * oncology * psychiatric * rehabilitative/restorative * palliative care
  • Personal Care - personal hygiene, dressing, mobility, transfers/seating, toileting, changing beds * nutrition/food preparation * cueing, reminding * directing activities of daily living
  • Homemaker assistance - housekeeping * laundry * budgeting * in home meal preparation
  • Errands and appointments - errand running/shopping assistance * medical and social appointments escort program
  • Friendly visiting
  • Telephone reassurance 
  •  Adult respite care * fill in for family members to care for those living Alzheimer's and other forms of age-related dementia
  • 24-hour live-in care  and overnight care giving
  • Pre-paid short notice support package available
  • Veterans Affairs Canada approved Veterans Independence Program (VIP) provider

Village of Tansley Woods - Long Term Care Home - Tansley Woods Long Term Care Facility

A 144 bed facility.

Services include:
* room and board
* 24-hour nursing supervision
* routine daily care by health care aides
* occupational therapy or physiotherapy
* regular and emergency medical care
* social and recreational programs
* administration of medications/treatments
* special diets
* personal laundry
* secure Memory Care unit for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care

Located near a public bus route.

For Tansley Woods Retirement, in the same complex, see separate record here

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for clients in crisis, or at risk of a crisis, and their families including:
* crisis intervention
* practical support and outreach
* education
* advocacy
* coordination of services (may include connecting with appropriate longer-term services and community resources)