Alzheimer's & Dementia - Older Adults

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. Although Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, it is the leading cause of dementia in older adults. Typically, as the disease progresses, older adults with Alzheimer's will require help with such areas as medical care, transportation, housework, meal preparation, and managing personal finances. They may also require help with personal care, such as bathing. 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. We are here to help you find them

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Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Alzheimer's and other Dementias: The Facts takes a comprehensive look at the spread of dementia within the ageing population, and provides authoritative information and practical advice for sufferers, their families, and the medical professionals who care for them.

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.

Living with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

Recent Developments

This book represents the third in a series of International Conferences related to Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) diseases. The first one took place in Eilat, Israel, in 1985; and the second one in Kyoto, Japan, in 1989. This book contains the full text of oral and poster presentations from the Third International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases: Recent Developments, held in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. on November 1-6, 1993. The Chicago Conference was attended by 270 participants. The Scientific Program was divided into nine oral sessions, a keynote presentation, and a poster session. The conference culminated in a Round Table Discussion involving all of the participants in the conference. The four and one-half day meeting served as an excellent medium for surveying the current status of clinical and preclinical developments in AD and PD. There were 59 oral presentations and 93 posters. This book incorporates a majority of both.

The Alzheimer Conundrum

Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment has been discovered for Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer Conundrum exposes the predicaments embedded in current efforts to slow down or halt Alzheimer’s disease through early detection of pre-symptomatic biological changes in healthy individuals. Based on a meticulous account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease and extensive in-depth interviews, Margaret Lock highlights the limitations and the dissent associated with biomarker detection. Lock argues that basic research must continue, but should be complemented by a public health approach to prevention that is economically feasible, more humane, and much more effective globally than one exclusively focused on an increasingly harried search for a cure.

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and delirium, diagnostic tests in differential diagnosis, and identifying underlying conditions that can cause dementia are discussed. Covers drugs to treat cognitive symptoms, managment of agitation and behavioral symptoms, patient management, and support services.

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.

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are no longer objects gathering dust on a shelf; instead, they have become intrinsic in our everyday lives. They are now even taking on an indispensable role in many clinical and rehabilitation settings. In the past decade there has been a surge of interest in using ICT with elderly people, both with and without dementia, in various clinical and research settings. On the one hand, ICT can supplement the assessment of functional ability by more precisely evaluating the nature and extent of functional impairment; on the other hand, ICT can be used to support elderly people in their everyday activities, as well as to ameliorate symptoms and improve quality of life through stimulation and rehabilitation. This is the intention driving the development of Serious Games (SG), which are digital applications (often based on Virtual Reality) specifically adapted for purposes other than entertaining, including rehabilitation, training and education. Finally, ICT can also play a key role in the development of interactive educational programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. A handful of interesting studies have started to investigate the effectiveness of employing ICT in people with different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is therefore timely to attempt to scope this newly emerging field, as well as to foster a dialogue among the different professionals, including academics, clinicians and computer engineers, working in the area. With this in mind, the Research Topic “ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders” aims to provide new and interesting insights into the current use of ICT in healthy and pathological aging. The intent is also to identify challenges and new perspectives in the field, gather recommendations for the application of ICT in AD and related disorders in clinical practice, and to showcase cutting edge clinical research. The articles included in this Frontier Research Topics have more than achieved this aim and are a perfect illustration of how ICT can be used to enhance the lives of people living dementia and their caregivers.

Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's

Creating Caring Environments

As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the culturalchanges related to these phenomena, grows so do the implicationsfor interior design. Focus on recent innovations in careenvironments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic.This comprehensive book features: Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care andhospice and the increased use of gardens and outdoor space inenvironments for the aging. Material on sustainable design and environmentally friendlybuilding products. Design solutions that extend beyond assisted-living facilitiesand nursing homes as they can be easily adapted for residentialuse. Photographs, line drawings, and a 16-page color insert thatbring the material to life. Order your copy of this book today.

Advances in Dementia Research

Dementia is a major health problem that becomes increasingly common with advancing age. Despite recent progress in neurobiology and molecular genetics, the aetiology and pathogenesis of most dementia disorders are still poorly understood, and early exact diagnosis as a prerequisite of effective treatment needs to be improved. The present volume includes the contributions of renowned experts in the field of neurodegeneration presented at the International Symposium "Ageing and Dementia 1999”, September 24–26, 1999 at Graz. It focusses on genetics, epidemiology, new neuroimaging techniques, and the role of vascular, immunological and other mechanisms including oxidative stress and estrogens in the development of neurodegeneration and dementia. Recent developments in diagnosis and therapy of Alzheimer disease and related disorders are reviewed and future therapeutic approaches are discussed. Thus, this volume provides a timely overview of most recent developments in dementia research and treatment strategies of dementia disorders.

Dementia Care

Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on: Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and medication Advanced care plans And much more . . .

Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies

"In conjunction with the American Geriatric Society and the Health in Aging Foundation."

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton - Adult Day Program - 47 Ottawa St

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.


Shalom Village - Goldies Place Day Program

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.
Other services may include:
Respite
Meals


Salvation Army (The) - Mountberry Adult Day Service - Winterberry Heights Church

Integrated day program for frail elderly, adults with special needs and individuals with Alzheimer Disease or other dementia.
Day program for adults who require some physical, social or emotional support to remain in the community.
Other services may include:
- Respite
- Meals
- Transportation (additional cost)


Halton. Social and Community Services - Adult Day Programs, Milton - Milton Place and Friends Landing - Milton - Milton Place and Friends Landing

The Adult Day Programs are designed to meet the social, intellectual and recreational needs of older adults in Halton, and to enhance their independence and quality of life while providing caregivers with much needed respite/relief.

Activities include:
* crafts * card games * bowling * special outings * music * baking and cooking * fitness * games
* lunch and all refreshments are provided including special diets to meet participant's nutritional needs
* assistance with personal care, meal time and mobility needs is available
* hairdressing, barbering, foot care and bathing program are available at the Milton programs

Milton Place:
* adjacent to Allendale Long Term Care Home
* accommodates 20-23 clients per day
* beneficial to community-based adults with disabilities and seniors who require mental and social stimulation, require assistance and/or supervision with their activities of daily living, and/or have caregivers who require caregiver relief

Friends Landing:
* adjacent to Allendale Long Term Care Home
* accommodates eight - ten clients per day
* geared to community-based, cognitively impaired seniors/adults who may exhibit wandering or exit seeking behaviour and may require a small group setting, and family caregivers that would benefit from relief/respite.

* programs are available Monday to Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm
* registration can be for one to five days dependent on program availability

For further information on each program, contact the Day Program Coordinator:
905-825-6000 ext 8027 or email carol.fendley@halton.ca

* the Adult Day program is also offered in Georgetown

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Behavioural Supports Ontario - Community Outreach Team - Burlington

Provides short-term behavioural support and assistance for older adult 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)

Acclaim Health - Adult Day Program, Burlington - Burlington

A day program for those with Alzheimer disease and related dementias

Provides specialized therapeutic, social and recreational activities:
* wheelchair accessible
* secure environment
* maximizes client independence
* caregiver respite
* programs adapt to changing abilities
* builds on client strengths

Provides support and education services to caregivers in Halton Region:
* support groups
* dementia information series for caregivers twice a year
* resource library of books, videos, fact sheets

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

Sunrise Senior Living - Retirement Residence - Oakville

Retirement residence that can accommodate 107 residents * studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and companion suites available * levels of care offered include assisted living, Alzheimer's and memory care * provides short stay when space permits


Basic services include:
  • 24 hour nursing staff
  • emergency response system
  • one shower per week
  • prompting/reminding
  • up to three meals a day
  • weekly housekeeping and daily trash removal
  • weekly personal laundry
  • health and wellness nurse visits once a month
  • physician on site once a week
  • social, recreation programs

Sunrise Dementia Care: Reminiscence Program offers a variety of Alzheimer's care elements designed to engage residents with daily routines such as gardening, sewing, office work and household chores


Additional for fee services include:
  • all personal care including incontinence care
  • incontinence products
  • assistance with mobility issues
  • medication administration

Member of the Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)


Check the Public Register of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) for the licensing status of any retirement residence and an explanation of what licensing means

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Senior Mental Health Behavoural Program - West 5th Campus, Harbour North Unit

Specialized service and treatment for individuals who have behaviours related to a diagnosis of dementia. Program provides service to Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) 4 (the regions of Niagara, Brant, and Halton). Program goal is to return clients to an appropriate care setting within their home community after assessment and development of a treatment plan.

Acclaim Health - Adult Day Program - Oakville - Trafalgar Rd

Day program for those with Alzheimer disease and related dementia

Provides specialized social, cognitive, physical, creative activities, and recreation therapies such as horticulture, music, and pet therapy * staff trained in dementia specific care * transportation is not included in program fee
  • secure environment
  • maximizes client independence
  • structured exercise routines and sport games
  • caregiver respite
  • assistance with eating, walking, toileting and medications
  • nutritious meals and snacks (including special diet accommodations)
  • programs adapt to changing abilities
  • foot care services available for an additional fee
  • transportation is not included in program fee

Capacity: 25 clients Mon-Fri * 5 clients on Tue evening * 20 clients on Sat

Sunrise Senior Living - Sunrise of Burlington - Burlington

Also offers an aging-in-place alternative to Long-Term Care for seniors including Alzheimer care, support services and a secure environment for those with memory impairment.

Accommodations:
Two-room suites, single suites and companion living (shared accommodation), all suites have a bathroom and kitchenette * registered practical nurse on site * recreational activities and programs

Included services:
Meals and snacks * housekeeping and laundry service

Optional services (may be additional cost):
Medication coordination and administration * assistance with personal care

Short term, trial and long term respite accommodation available for caregiver relief * also available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be received at home