When we think of healthcare, nurses,doctors, hospitals, and informal caregivers likely come to mind. And rightly so, given the tremendous role they play, especially when the health need is urgent – and an especially stark reminder through our current healthcare crisis. Often overlooked is the care provided to people outside of the formal healthcare system, the care they receive from their community. Continue reading “Community care as an extension of healthcare”
We take brain health for granted. We tend not to think about it until something changes and a once simple task becomes difficult. Remember when you incurred a sports injury and were on bed rest for a few weeks; the time when you were feeling low and struggled to reach out to one of your friends or family members; or imagine you tapping your feet to your favourite song and not being able to stop after. While most of us may recover and return to our former ability, 1 in 3 people affected by a brain disorder live with these challenges.
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Caring for someone with dementia is a long and challenging journey. Over the course of this disorder memory, cognitive function and other abilities deteriorate. Behaviour can also change over time in ways that are completely out of character for that person. For instance, the person with dementia may display aggressive behavior or get angry and act out. This can be very difficult as a caregiver and can lead to many questions. Is this typical? Is there something I can do to change this potentially risky behaviour? Getting these answers to caregivers is important for improving both care and safety in the home.
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Keeping our brains healthy is a great way to take care of ourselves; fortunately, what’s good for our bodies is also good for our brains.
The Ontario Brain Institute’s President and Scientific Director, Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, shares 5 tips to help you take charge of your brain health.
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