Blog - Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit


Online resources to support caregivers and families

By Dr. Adriana Shnall My name is Dr. Adriana Shnall and I lead the Koschitzky Centre for Innovations in Caregiving  at Baycrest.  I work with caregivers and families to plan and trial approaches to support people who are experiencing behaviours in dementia. Most people living with dementia have some awareness of changes in their mood…

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A physician’s perspective on medications, caregiving, and person-centered care

By Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC Like many physicians, I see people with a lot of different conditions. I don’t treat people experiencing behaviours in dementia full-time, so I need to look up the latest and greatest evidence to provide the best possible care. That’s why the Behaviours in Dementia Toolkit is an important resource for…

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Behaviour specialists’ recommended resources for clinicians & care partners

As part of Behaviour Supports Ontario (BSO), our team specializes in support for older adults, and care partners of older adults, exhibiting complex responsive behaviours/personal expressions associated with dementia, mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions related to aging. We are located in Northwestern Ontario and support individuals residing within the city and district…

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Five seriously fun ideas from a Recreation Therapist

As Recreation Therapist, I help people with dementia improve their overall well-being and support them to live full lives through fun and leisure activities. After a diagnosis of dementia, life can feel unsatisfying and limited. By focusing on personal strengths and remaining capacities, and being open to new experiences, it is possible to live well…

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Effective online supports help navigate behaviours in dementia

Whether you are a health care professional or a family caregiver, caring for an individual with dementia is not easy. The experience can be isolating, and it can be extremely challenging to navigate the difficult situations you may now find yourself in. The good news is that expert advice and support is now widely available…

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