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

In the #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 and “explosive” (The Boston Globe) look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration. Few were a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship 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 came to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa finally shares her side of the story in this “deftly executed” (The Guardian), 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.

Dementia

A Public Health Priority

The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.

Aging Well

Aging Well: Gerontological Education for Nurses and Other Health Professionals brings a fresh outlook to gerontological education and promotes the experience of aging as a positive circumstance, and elders as a treasure of society. Discussion centers on the application of research findings to encourage elders to rise above and beyond disability, to help them retain their identity of personhood, and integrate into society in general and their immediate community in particular. Contributors include individuals from the academic gerontological community and clinicians as well as experts from related fields such as social policy and community planning. This comprehensive text contains vital information necessary to caring for elders, including topics such as disease and disabilities associated with aging, to illuminate underlying philosophical tenants and social issues. Each chapter provides a summary of the key points with suggestions on how to apply them on a daily basis.

Eat to Beat Disease

The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Is your diet feeding or defeating disease? Forget everything you think you know about your body and food, and discover the new science of how the body heals itself. Learn how to identify the strategies and the dosages for using food to transform your resilience and health in EAT TO BEAT DISEASE. We have radically underestimated our body's power to transform and restore our health. Pioneering physician scientist, Dr. William Li, empowers readers by showing them the evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. EAT TO BEAT DISEASE isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems, including: Plums Cinnamon Jasmine tea Red wine and beer Black Beans San Marzano tomatoes Olive oil Pacific oysters Cheeses like Jarlsberg, Camembert and cheddar Sourdough bread The book's plan shows you how to integrate the foods you already love into any diet or health plan to activate your body's health defense systems-Angiogenesis, Regeneration, Microbiome, DNA Protection, and Immunity-to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and autoimmune diseases, and other debilitating conditions. Both informative and practical, EAT TO BEAT DISEASE explains the science of healing and prevention, the strategies for using food to actively transform health, and points the science of well-being and disease prevention in an exhilarating new direction.

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.

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders. Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment. Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms. Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management. Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing. Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts. In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

Living with Alzheimer's

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.

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment and Family Stress

Directions for Research

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.

Before I Forget

Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's

"Working with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson, B. and her husband, Dan, share B.'s unfolding story on dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's. Crafted in short chapters that interweave their narrative with practical and helpful advice, readers learn in small bites about dealing with Alzheimer's disease's day-to-day challenges, the family tensions, and ways of coping, as well as gain tips on diet and exercise from a lifestyle maven using her decades of expertise in a new and unexpected way"--

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

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
  • private respite care


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.

Acclaim Health - Caregiver Education and Support - Oakville - Trafalgar Rd

Education, support and resource information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia to clients, families, and professionals * a resource library is available for loan of a wide variety of education materials

Free, eight week dementia information series
  • offered twice yearly for caregivers
  • topics include introduction to dementia and Alzheimer disease * understanding changes in behavior * communicating with persons with dementia * community support services * safety in the home and community * planning for the future: long term care homes * care for the caregiver: coping strategies * information on tax programs

Mid to late stage of dementia discussion series * free, five weeks discussion series
  • focuses on issues related to the middle to late stages of dementia
  • topics include managing the changes * safety in the home and continence information * when to apply for long term care * decisions for end of life care

One-on-one caregiver support is also available by contacting Caregiver Education Coordinator at 905-847-9559 or 1-800-387-7127 ext 2411 or ext 2417

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

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 - 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

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

Bayshore HealthCare - Home Health Care Services - Oakville

Health care agency providing personalized home care services * free care assessment * core services from this location include:


Personal care services:
  • companionship
  • meal preparation (prepare hot meals, assist with light clean up after meals)
  • grocery shopping and errands
  • medication reminders
  • light housekeeping (laundry, vacuuming, mopping floors, sweeping, dusting, cleaning bathrooms and cleaning up the kitchen)
  • fall prevention
  • foot care
  • respite care
  • bathing and dressing

Medical services:
  • nursing 
  • serious injury care
  • end-of-life/palliative care
  • therapy and rehab services
  • postpartum care

Dementia and Alzheimer's care at home:
  • offers personalized care services for clients living with dementia or Alzheimer's to meet their every need

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 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

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