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The Alzheimer Society of PEI offers resources for people with dementia, caregivers, family members and health-care practitioners. Below is a listing of our most up to date resources.

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Programs & services
MedicAlert® Safely Home®

First Link®

Programs and services


Healthy living

Heads up for healthier living

Heads up for healthier brains


Risk factors and genetics
Risk factors

Understanding Genetics and Alzheimer’s Disease


Diagnosis
Benefits of an early diagnosis

How do I get My Relative Diagnosed

Getting a diagnosis

Preparing for your doctor's visit

Principles for a dignified diagnosis

Alzheimer's disease
What is Alzheimer's disease?

Dispelling the myths

10 warning signs

Memory Loss

What to expect

First steps


Progression:
Overview

Early Stage

Middle Stage

Late Stage

End of Life

Other types of dementia
Corticobasal degeneration

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

Frontotemporal / Pick's dementia

Huntington’s disease

Lewy body dementia
Mild Cognitive Impairment

Multiple sclerosis

Niemann-Pick disease type C

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Parkinson’s disease

Posterior cortical atrophy

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Traumatic brain injury

Vascular dementia
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

Living with dementia
Communication

Driving

Quality of life

Decision-making

Locating devices

Personal care

Meal time

Living alone

Intimacy and sexuality

Restraints

Hoarding

Late Day Restlessness

Sleep Disturbances

Wandering

Anger & Agitation

Disinhibition

Paranoia Delusions

Shared experiences

All about me
 

All about me: A conversation starter

Be Ready for an Emergency Department Visit
 

Caring for someone with dementia
First steps for families

Ways to help

How to Engage a Person with Dementia

Caregiving options

Care Planning Checklist for Caregivers

The Caregiving Role

Maintaining Relationships

When families do not agree

Preparing for in-home help and support

Behaviours: Understanding Changes

Shifting Focus: A Guide to Understanding Dementia Behavior

A Handbook for Care

Caring for the caregiver:
Care for the Caregiver

Taking a Break

Reducing caregiver stress

Ambiguous loss and grief in dementia for individuals and families

Grief Related to Caregiving

Person-centred care
PC P.E.A.R.L.S.: 7 key elements of person-centred care

Guidelines for care: executive summary

Guidelines for care: framework

Person-centred language guidelines


For health-care professionals
Importance of early diagnosis

Questions for family physicians and health professionals to ask when cognitive impairment is suspected

Principles for a dignified diagnosis

Communicating the diagnosis

Ambiguous loss & grief for health-care providers

Dementia and staff grief

Treatment
Treatment options

Aricept
®

Memantine hydrochloride
(Ebixa®)

Reminyl
®

Rivastigmine
(Exelon®)

Drug approval process

Clinical trials
Checklist for participating in research studies: what should I ask?

Participating in research

How medicines are developed

Your guide to clinical trials

Physician's guide to clinical trials

Planning for the Future
Having a Back-Up Plan

Planning for a day when you can no longer drive

Financial Planning

Managing Finances

Health Care Directives

Health Care Directive Form

Powers of Attorney

Wills

Moving to long-term care:
Considering the move to a long-term care home

Finances and Long Term Care

When a Move is Necessary

Preparing for a move

Handling moving day

Adjusting after a move

After the Move - Adjustments for the Caregiver

After the Move - Communicating and working with staff

After the Move - Visiting

For Kids and teens
Resource list for kids

Resource list for teens

Just for Kids: Helping children understand Alzheimer's disease

Just for Kids: Helping teens understand Alzheimer's disease


Last Updated: 02/15/2018