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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
Brain Boosters

Risk factors and genetics
Risk factors
Understanding Genetics and Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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
Quality of life
Locating devices
Personal care
Meal time
Living alone
Intimacy and sexuality
Late Day Restlessness
Sleep Disturbances
Anger & Agitation
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
Dementia and Responsive Behaviours

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 options
Memantine hydrochloride (Ebixa®)
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

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: 05/04/2020