Wendy Williams documentary called ‘exploitative’ by star’s publicist, fans
Ahead of the documentary's release, Wendy Williams and her team revealed the star was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.
Wendy Williams diagnosed with rare form of dementia, speech disorder
Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with the same combination of disorders that actor Bruce Willis is experiencing, according to a statement made on the former host's behalf.
Researchers investigate theory linking severe menopausal symptoms to dementia
A University of Calgary study suggests that severe symptoms of menopause can act as early warning signs for dementia.
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson has dementia, family seeks conservatorship
One of Brian Wilson's doctors said in the conservatorship documents that Wilson is "easily distracted" and "often makes spontaneous irrelevant or incoherent utterances."
Calgary fitness organizations partner with Alzheimer Calgary to help people stave off dementia
Many people are also turning to fitness for prevention, specifically for staving off dementia.
Young-onset dementia growing in Canada. What’s behind this rise?
A growing number of Canadians are developing dementia in their 60s, 50s, 40s and even earlier, and experts are not sure exactly what is behind the worrisome rise.
Guelph hospital implements new dementia program for emergency room patients
The program was launched at the hospital in January to coincide with Alzheimer's Awareness Month.
Rising dementia rates among Asian Canadians call for culturally safe services: Report
By 2050, almost one out of every four people who develop dementia in Canada will be of Asian origin, a 785 per cent increase from 2020, says a report released this week.
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan: ‘40% of dementias are preventable’
"Attendees will learn all about dementia - What the early warning signs are, some of the risk factors and how to get support from the Alzheimer's Society with diagnosis."
Dementia projected to surge 273% in Indigenous communities while support services lacking
New research from the Alzheimer Society projects dementia to surge 273% among Indigenous people in the coming decades
Drug to treat agitation in Alzheimer’s patients approved in Canada
Health Canada has approved an oral drug to treat symptoms of agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease in patients.
Alzheimer’s awareness month sheds light on dementia challenges in Manitoba
Erin Crawford from the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba says around 3,400 Manitobans are expected to develop dementia this year.
Call for Silver Alert in B.C. after North Okanagan senior goes missing
The Silver Alert will target the vulnerable population, including people with dementia.
Family of missing Winnipeg man with dementia concerned about his safety
The family of a missing 82-year-old man is looking for their loved one last seen in Winnipeg, hoping to find any evidence they can of where he may be.
Dec 27, 2023
Family of N.B. man ‘shocked’ after dementia patient goes missing after hospital visit
Friends and family of a New Brunswick senior are demanding answers, after they say a man with dementia wandered out of an emergency room last week.
Dec 18, 2023
Ottawa, B.C. commit $733M to seniors’ health care
The B.C. government will report on its progress annually against established performance targets as a condition of the $733-million deal.
A blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease? Here’s how it may look
A simple blood test has the potential to accurately screen for Alzheimer's disease before symptoms start to show, according to a recent study.
More long-term care beds announced for North Okanagan
“People in Vernon and around B.C. deserve good health care at every stage of life and that’s why we’re providing high-quality, long-term care,” Premier David Eby said.
Celebrating Galentine’s Day? How this unofficial holiday can boost your health
Galentine's Day originated in 2011 from the television show Parks and Recreation and since the episode aired over a decade ago it's grown in popularity.
Why thousands of rural Ontarians may be at risk of losing their doctor
Roughly 10,000 patients in rural Ontario could lose their doctor due to a provincial funding decision that splits a small town into haves and have-nots, a clinic director warns.