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Intake and Orientation Counsellor at Alzheimer's Society Montreal.
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February 4th in AlzMontreal
Soins doutables dispensés dans une résidence privé.

Ma compagne de plus de 30 ans, et intimes depuis cinq ans. Est maintenant placée dans une résidence privée. Elle ne peut plus communiquer d'aucune manière avec moi, ces amies visiteuses sont: épiée, et ne peuvent pas parler de moi, de sa ...

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Bonjour @gbrouilca! Pour répondre à votre question, voici un lien vers le site Internet de la Société Alzheimer du Canada :

alzheimer.ca/fr…lines-for-care

Vous y trouverez un peu d’information sur la philosophie des soins centrés sur la personne pour les individus qui vivent dans un foyer de soins de longue durée.

La Société Alzheimer croit que les personnes atteintes d’Alzheimer ou d’une maladie apparentée ont le droit de bénéficier de la meilleure qualité de vie et de soins possible. Elle croit en outre que toute personne atteinte d’Alzheimer ou de maladie apparentée est une personne à part entière et qu’il faut adapter les soins qu’on lui administre à ses propres besoins, intérêts, habitudes et désirs, et ce, quel que soit le stade d’évolution de la maladie. Si vous sentez que votre proche ne bénéficie pas des soins de sa résidence, vous devrez peut-être envisager un changement.

February 5th
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February 2nd in ALZCare

I asked in french how to know the difference between loss of memory due to age versus Alzheimer

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Bonjour, pour répondre à votre question, Il devrait y avoir plusieurs problèmes cognitve présents pour être concernés qu'il pourrait être plus que la perte de mémoire attribuée au vieillissement. Voici un lien pour vous aider à identifier certains des autres symptômes qui pourraient indiquer le début d'une déficience cognitive d'une nature plus sérieuse alzheimer.ca/si…s-final-md.pdf

February 5th
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February 1st in AlzMontreal

Just wanted to write a little comment of appreciation to all the people at the Alzheimer's Society of Montreal and everyone in charge of this Huddol. You can tell they really do care about the community: Alzheimer patients and caregivers. Thank you ...

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Thank you MartinStP for your kind words.

February 2nd
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January 11th in ALZCare

Hoping others can support Liz42 with some insight. How have others dealt with a loved one facing Alzheimer's and depressed mood? AlzMontreal

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Hi @liz42, I am sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time motivating your husband to engage in activities. Unfortunately, some people diagnosed with dementia become depressed and often there is a loss of energy and desire. In addition, fatigue is quite a common symptom with people affected by the disease. It may be hard at first to determine what is causing what. He could be depressed because he has the illness and is aware of his losses or there is a change in brain chemistry affecting the part of his brain responsible for regulating mood. With that said, I recommend a consultation with a geriatrician to evaluate whether or not it is depression and if there is anything that can be done medically to treat it.

January 12th
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January 9th in AlzMontreal
Off label prescribing of drugs in Canada

This new discovery of the "triple agonist" diabetes 2 drug to treat Alzheimer's is of course VERY intriguing. Presumably, this drug is already approved by Health Canada, at least for diabetes. Off label prescribing of drugs is perfectly legal in ...

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Hi marknathan55 Unfortunately, I am not up to date on this particular bit of research. However, the Federation of Quebec Alzheimer's Societies may be able to shed some light on the subject. You can get into contact with Bengaied from the Federation. Have a wonderful day!

January 10th
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January 3rd

Well my wives Dad has been diagnosed with Dementia some years ago, we thought it had been coming on for years.

now we have learned it’s Alcoholic Fronal Lobe of the brain and he is to the point of being kicked out of a nursing home for escaping, he ...

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jaguitar62 Hi John and welcome to our Huddol. Indeed any diagnosis of dementia comes with its challenges. People diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia generally experience changes in behaviour, language and movement. Here is a link alzheimer.ca/si…tias_ftd_e.pdf about FTD written by the Alzheimer's society of Canada which will provide you with much valuable information.

January 4th
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December 29th, 2017

I help an elderly uncle who is the primary caregiver for my aunt with Alzheimer’s. In the past 2/3 Months she’s started experiencing auditory hallucinations. She is a cancer survivor but I’m wondering if this is typical of Alzheimer’s or if ...

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etrimmburke As already mentioned, it is possible that a person with Alzheimer's experience different types of hallucinations, visual ones being the most common. I would do as others suggested regarding a visit with her oncologist to see if there is real cause for concern.

January 3rd
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December 5th, 2017 in AlzMontreal

Bonjour,

C'est la première fois que j'entre en communication directe avec vous. N'étant pas familier avec l'anglais, je me demande si je serai en mesure de suivre vos propos.

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Tout à fait! Normalement le contenu sera un mélange de français et d'anglais!

December 5th, 2017
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December 1st, 2017 in AlzMontreal

Due to popular demand, #HuddolHour with AlzMontreal and jfish will now take place on Tuesdays at midday (12 p.m.) !

Join us on Tuesday, December 5, with special guest Nouha Ben Gaied who discuss the latest in Alzheimer's research!

Have a great ...

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December 4th, 2017
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November 27th, 2017

Hi I am a 79 year old female with a 79 year old spouse with dimentia.We are in about the 3rd year off it He really does not fit the profiles I read about He recognizes most people ,does not get lost ,still showers and shaves every day without help ...

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Hi skine1, here is a link to our website that has information on managing stress alzheimer.ca/en…regiver-stress Please join us tomorrow at 4:00 pm on Huddol Hour for the latest information and practical tips for caregivers.

November 27th, 2017
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