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  • Our Contribution to Research | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    bilinguals in Canada This research will develop suitable tools and norms for this population focusing on tasks that are most affected by bilingualism picture naming verbal fluency and tasks examining executive function We will assess 360 monolinguals and bilinguals healthy younger and older adults and people with mild cognitive impairment MCI and Alzheimer s disease AD The research has clinical importance as we will produce a picture naming task specifically developed for these populations as well as norms for verbal fluency and executive function performance that are critically needed by clinicians It is also of theoretical importance as it will shed light on the alterations in language and cognitive performance that are observed in bilinguals with MCI and AD About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/research/alzheimer-society-of-ottawa-and-renfrew-countys-contribution-to-research/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Alzheimer Society Research Program | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    Alzheimer Society of Canada partners and donors pull together to support research directed at both eradicating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it As of 2015 the ASRP has funded over 47 million in grants and awards since its inception in 1989 About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Soutien en français Café rencontre Groupes de soutien Groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones Soutien individuel Education Éducation Other Opportunities Learn Online Webinars Interactive Learning Transition to Long Term Care Staff Families Working Together Dementia 101 Dementia 102 Communication Dementia 103 Behaviour Ottawa Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Other Opportunities Renfrew County Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Ressources éducatives en français Séries d apprentissage Webinaires Apprentissage

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/research/alzheimer-society-research-program-2/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Local Trials & Studies | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    Invitation to participate in research by local researchers Bruyère Memory Program Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital 613 562 6322 About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Soutien en français Café rencontre Groupes de soutien Groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones Soutien individuel Education Éducation Other Opportunities Learn Online Webinars Interactive Learning Transition to Long Term Care Staff Families Working Together Dementia 101 Dementia 102 Communication Dementia 103 Behaviour Ottawa Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Other Opportunities Renfrew County Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Ressources éducatives en français Séries d apprentissage Webinaires Apprentissage interactif La transition vers les soins de longue durée Resources Ressources Helpful Information Caregiver Fact Sheets Publications of Interest Useful Links Wandering First Link Transition to Long Term

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/research/local-trials-research-studies/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Legal and Financial | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    Insurance policies Pension plans Registered Retirement Savings Plans RRSPs Investments Home car ownership Will Helpful Materials Download the factsheets below Once the PDF is opened go to File and select Save as so that the version is saved on your computer Financial Planning Managing Finances Finances and Long Term Care Tax Savings Financial Issues While Caring for Someone with Dementia Video Three part series Understanding Capacity Incapacity in Health Care Decisions Video Four part series Understanding Powers of Attorney Consent and Capacity Videos Three case studies About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Soutien en français Café rencontre Groupes de soutien Groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones Soutien individuel Education Éducation Other Opportunities Learn Online Webinars Interactive Learning Transition to Long Term Care Staff

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/living-with-dementia/planning-for-the-future/legal-and-financial/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Health and Personal Care | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    of knowing that your future care will be in good hands Even if you choose not to write things down or draw up a legal document talk about these matters Your verbal wishes can be just as valid Let those closest to you know what you want and do not want for your future health and personal care About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Soutien en français Café rencontre Groupes de soutien Groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones Soutien individuel Education Éducation Other Opportunities Learn Online Webinars Interactive Learning Transition to Long Term Care Staff Families Working Together Dementia 101 Dementia 102 Communication Dementia 103 Behaviour Ottawa Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Other Opportunities Renfrew County Free Education for Families

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/living-with-dementia/planning-for-the-future/health-personal-care/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Driving and Dementia | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    confused when to stop or change lanes Getting lost on familiar roads Driving in the wrong direction Using improper signalling Ignoring traffic lights and signs thinking green means stop and red means go Relying on a co driver or refusing passengers like family and friends Becoming nervous or irritated about driving Not being able to make sound judgments on the road avoiding near misses not braking in time driving too fast in inclement weather Deteriorating eye hand leg coordination and reflexes Receiving increased number of traffic violations or police warnings Misjudging widths and distances resulting in an unusual number of small dents or scrapes on the person s vehicle Note Certain types and combinations of medications can further impair the person s reasoning and judgment As a caregiver you re not alone Talk to your family doctor Physicians are legally responsible to report patients who have a medical condition that may impair their driving Raise the issue of driving early to help encourage the person with dementia to participate in decisions about driving Driver testing and licensing rules vary by province It is best to check with your provincial Ministry of Transportation for current rules Discuss your concerns with family or friends with similar experiences Contact your local Alzheimer Society Staff are equipped to help you resolve challenging issues and point you in the right direction Jim Mann of British Columbia shares a few of his personal experiences living with dementia including when he decided to give up his driver s license Helpful Material The Driving and Dementia Toolkit About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support Groups Individuals in Early Stages of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Renfrew County Drop In and Connect Support Groups Caregiver Support Groups One on One Support Soutien en français Café rencontre Groupes de soutien Groupe de soutien pour les familles francophones Soutien individuel Education Éducation Other Opportunities Learn Online Webinars Interactive Learning Transition to Long Term Care Staff Families Working Together Dementia 101 Dementia 102 Communication Dementia 103 Behaviour Ottawa Free Education for Families Learning Series for Caregivers Other Opportunities Renfrew County Free Education for

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/living-with-dementia/planning-for-the-future/driving-and-dementia/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Caring for Yourself | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    as seeing flowers coming into bloom watching birds at a feeder and pushing a child in a swing Capture these moments and enjoy them Practical tips for daily living with Alzheimer s disease We asked people living with Alzheimer s disease for some practical tips for daily living Here are some of their suggestions Do one thing at a time Write things down Follow routines Stay away from large crowds Avoid overstimulation If you forget something don t dwell on it If you are having problems with one activity try something else Ask someone to help Use a dispenser for pills Set the timer when using the stove or oven Videos of Interest No Thanks We re Fine Supporting Families Living With Dementia Non merci ça va soutenir les familles qui vivent avec l Alzheimer et autres maladies apparentées Helpful Material Care for the Caregiver Fact Sheet About Dementia What is Dementia 10 Warning Signs Stages of the Disease Benefits of Early Diagnosis ReThink Dementia Questions Statistics Research Recent Presentations Our Contribution to Research Alzheimer Society Research Program Local Trials Studies Invite a Speaker La maladie En quoi consistent l Alzheimer et maladies apparentées 10 signes précurseurs Les stades de la maladie d Alzheimer Avantages du diagnostic précoce Les Démences On Y Repense Living With Dementia I Have Dementia Planning for the Future Legal and Financial Health and Personal Care Driving and Dementia Caring for Yourself Caring for Someone with Dementia Care Planning Checklist Understanding Behaviour Take Care of Yourself Long Distance Caregiving Safety in the Home Long Term Care Community Dementia Services Rethink Dementia Conference Quotidien J ai la maladie Planifier l avenir S occuper de quelqu un Get Help We re Here to Help Support Soutien Ottawa Minds in Motion Minds In Song Drop in and Connect Support

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/living-with-dementia/planning-for-the-future/caring-for-yourself/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Care Planning Checklist | Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
    aking a Break Why it s Essential and Care for the Caregiver Lega l and financial issues Review income tax benefit options Resource F i nancial Planning Become familiar with the long term care application process Assess financial resources against cost of increasing in home support to keep person in their own home as long as possible Re l ocation to a care facility Work with community case manager to determine when and where relocation will take place Attend a Preparing for the Move workshop if available in your area contact the Alzheimer Society for more information Prepare person with dementia for the move Resources When a move is necessary an d When home is no longer an option On the day of the move go with the person and stay until settled To assist both you and the person with dementia review the After the Move Fact Sheets which deal with adjustments for the caregiver communicating and working with staff and visiting Resources After the Move Adjustments for the Caregiver Communicating and Working with Staff Visiting Staff Families Working Together Transition to Long Term Care e learning module Late Stage Planning Education and support Contact your local Alzheimer Society Register for education sessions related to final stages of dementia Register for a caregiver support group Know that you will enter a new phase of grieving and that you will need to obtain support through this stage Caregiving role Whether person is at home with 24 hour care or in a care facility your role is to inform advise recommend and encourage the best quality care Provide the All about me history for care staff to read Be sure it is up to date Participate in activities with the person as appropriate and as you are able If person is in a care facility make the environment home like Decorate the room with seasonal decorations and appropriate articles from home Spend positive time with the person reminisce recall humorous experiences find comfort in the silence Communicate according to communication abilities of the person Be a good listener Resource Communication Tips For Caregivers Make sure that the end of life wishes of the person are communicated to health care staff Resource F or family members and caregivers Suggestions for the late stage Transition to Long Term Care e learning module If a brain autopsy has been requested ensure that the doctor Retirement Home or Long Term Care Home and Funeral Home are aware Resource Br a i n Autopsy Fact Sheet Feuillet d information Autopsie du cerveau Working with health care staff Get to know the staff maintain regular contact with them see if you can participate in some activities give positive feedback If person is in a care facility attend care conferences and participate in development of plan of care If you have a concern about the care being provided use effective communication skills when discussing with health care staff Resource After the Move Communicating and working with the staff

    Original URL path: http://alzheimerottawa.ca/living-with-dementia/caring-for-someone-with-dementia/care-planning-checklist/ (2016-04-26)
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