The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 27, 2013
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After a diagnosis of dementia, whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, frontal lobe dementia, lewy body dementia, or another type, it’s normal to feel angry, depressed, scared, and confused. It’s a difficult disease to cope with and manage.
At the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, noted cardiologist Dr. Clyde Yancy stated that Canadians who make simple lifestyle changes can add at least a decade of healthy years to their lifespan. Here are some of most important changes you can make.
If you have ever suffered a major health crisis, you most likely have experienced at some point having to absorb so much new information that you dont remember any of it. Health providers dont take into consideration all the factors involved in helping someone move forward after such a crisis.
FROM AROUND THE WEB…
Ontarios health minister says she wants tougher quality control measures for diagnostic imaging in the wake of the controversy over misread scans at Trillium Health. Trillium Health last week sent letters to about 3,500 patients, alerting them that their CT scans and mammograms were being reviewed because it has been discovered that the original radiologist who read them has been making errors.
Queensway Carleton Hospital designated for commitment to elder care
Queensway Carleton Hospital has received designation in an international program aimed at excelling in senior care. It is the only Ontario hospital outside the Toronto area to receive the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation. NICHE is a nurse-driven program based at the NYU College of Nursing that offers evidence-based resources to help hospitals track and improve elder care. The designation is held by almost 450 hospitals and health care facilities in North America.
When you look at the cover of a magazine in the grocery store, do you ever mutter, Whos that? It could just be a matter of generational Star Gaposis. Your granddaughter couldnt pick Barbra Streisand out of a lineup, and you havent a clue about who Amanda Bynes is. But there are specific memory lapses that indicate you are at risk for early-onset dementia (before age 65).