• Public Comments and Legislative Update
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    Public Comments and Legislative Update

    >>WE’RE GOING TO START THE AFTERNOON WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS, WHICH I KNOW I FIND REALLY INTERESTING AND HELPFUL AT EVERY MEETING. SO THE FIRST PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE FROM JANE BOYLE AND THEN PATRICIA DEANTONIO. SO WOULD YOU COME UP TO THE MICROPHONE RIGHT OVER HERE AND I THINK IT’S ON. BUT LET US KNOW.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU’RE DOING, AND THANK YOU FOR THIS MORNING’S REALLY EXCELLENT PRESENTATION. I’M A LAY PERSON BUT VERY INTERESTED AND HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH. I’D LIKE TO SPEND THE TIME THAT I HAVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT A PART OF THE POPULATION THAT ISN’T THE NORMALLY DEVELOPING PART OF…

  • Encouraging but Inconclusive: Interventions that May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia
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    Encouraging but Inconclusive: Interventions that May Help Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia

    There’s a great amount of noise, a great amount of misunderstanding out in the world about what the causes are of dementia, and more importantly what you can do to prevent it. The National Institute on Aging at NIH asked the National Academies to convene a committee of experts to evaluate the latest research on how to protect cognitive health. The National Academies committee did not find any interventions that were shown to definitively prevent cognitive decline or dementia. The committee did identify three interventions where the evidence was encouraging but inconclusive. “Encouraging but inconclusive evidence”– and those words are important. If you engage in these three activities, which, by…

  • What is the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia?
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    What is the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia?

    Recently, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia. The creation of the Charter was driven by Canadians living with dementia. We spoke to those Canadians to hear why each right is important. Gord: As a person with dementia, the following rights are especially important to me. Mario: I have the right to be free from discrimination of any kind. Bill: It’s been my view that the stigma that goes along with this disease is the biggest problem. There’s an immediate feeling that you no longer have the competence required to carry on a day-to-day basis. Dale: So I think it’s…