Archive | October, 2018

BBC Music Provides Custom Playlists for People with Dementia

BBC Music has just introduced an online service that is being offered on their website. It consists of a huge music catalogue and custom playlists that can be designed for people living with dementia. This service provides people with the access to songs from their youth  and addresses the long known idea that music helps […]

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One Man’s Journey With Early Onset Alzheimers’

This CBC documentary features the story of John Alex MacDonald, a former teacher, who at the age of 64 was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers’. The series documents the events leading up to his diagnosis and tells how it has forced him to embrace life and stay present every day. Read more about the Doc […]

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New Book Examines How Dementia Interrupts Couples’ Intimate Lives

David Kirkpatrick’s new book “Neither Married Nor Single: When Your Partner Has Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia” shares his own personal journey and the disintegration of his marriage. The spouses of those living with dementia deal with radical changes in their marriages and face extreme difficulty in navigating their new normal.  Sexual consent, intimacy and infidelity […]

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Movie ‘What They Had’ Addresses the Impact of Alzheimer’s on Family

A new movie featuring oscar award winner Hilary Swank addresses the profound impact Alzheimer’s can have on a family. Swank plays a woman who, at the urging of her brother, returns home to Chicago to visit her father and mother, the latter now living with Alzheimer’s Disease. See the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kBGxsyp__o

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