Monday, 16 January 2012

When Dementia is in the House

I was really interested to read the first issue of the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network's (CDKTN) newsletter.
In particular, I'm excited about the launch of a new website called When Dementia is in the House. This website was designed especially for teens and tweens who have a parent or grandparent with dementia.

According to the CDKTN:

This website is based on research, as well as advice from other experienced adolescents. Parents can find guidance on talking to their children about this disease and how to balance parenting with caring for a loved one with dementia.

The website was developed by Dr. Tiffany Chow, MD and Katherine Nichols. Nichols was inspired to speak publicly on the impact that a dementia diagnosis can have on families after her husband was diagnosed at age 59. At the time, Nichols' children were 10 and 12 years old.

Partners on this project include the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network, Dalhousie University, the Young Carers Initiative, McMaster University, Powerhouse Project, NICE, Baycrest (Rotman Research Institute), Department of Neurology, University of Toronto and The University of California Berkley.

Read more about this initiative and how to talk to your kids about dementia at Today's Parent online.

Via Today's Parent

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. If you want your loved one to remain in your home but need help during the day while you work or take care of other responsibilities, day care for Alzheimer’s patients is the perfect choice. Your loved one will benefit from socializing with others and participating in expressive therapy and recreational programs.

    Dementia specialist


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