Tips for Caregivers: What is Hoarding and How to Manage It

Hoarding is a behaviour that can be seen in people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, where individuals collect and stockpile certain things. Sorting through things that are familiar to them can be reassuring for someone with dementia. For example, the person may want to keep piles of papers that are completely useless or stock up on food […]

Is Brain Training Effective for Older Adults?

Recently, there has been a surge of brain-training apps available to smartphone users. Apps such as Lumosity and Elevate are being used by tens of millions of people around the world in an attempt to boost their brain health. However, the actual cognitive benefits of these brain-training apps have been called into question. Some studies have found that brain-training […]

Tips for Caregivers: What is Wandering and How to Manage It

Six in 10 people with dementia will wander. Anyone who has problems with their memory and is able to walk is at risk for wandering, even in the early stages of dementia. As such, it’s likely that caregivers of people with dementia will come across this behaviour at some point in time. Wandering is relatively […]