Further Reading

The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba has a variety of reading materials and videos available for the person living with dementia and for family members and caregivers. Below is a list of relevant topics addressing some of the most common concerns.

Further readings from our Website

Further readings from our national website

Links to Other Websites

The websites below are provided so that site visitors may search for further information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and other health related concerns. Please note that the Alzheimer Society of Canada is not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information on these websites and does not endorse any products or services offered through them

For more information, or if you have any questions regarding the links listed below, please e-mail rkrowelski@alzheimer.mb.ca.

Manitoba Websites

Division of Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders: www.sbrc.ca

Learn the latest on Alzheimer Disease research. The St. Boniface General Hospital Research Foundation has developed an ‘in-house’ neurodegenerative disorders research team. The Division of Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders (DNND) is working to determine mechanisms underlying, and identify potential treatments for, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.

FGI Guidelines – Design Guide for Long Term Care Homes: https://www.fgiguidelines.org/MMP_DesignGuideLongTermCareHomes_2018.01.pdf

The quality of life in a long term care (LTC) home typically is one of routine, lack of freedom and absence of dignity. This guide will provide insight into how these environments, when designed correctly, will provide a better quality of life through opportunity for better socialization, easier navigation, better cognitive function and predictable care outcomes. Overall the well being of our elders can be improved significantly once we begin to understand the positive role the environment plays in their daily lives.

Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba: www.ltcam.mb.ca

A great resource for information about long term care in Manitoba, including frequently asked questions about personal care homes. Their mission is to encourage and support continuous pursuit of excellence in the quality of long term care to Manitobans. Their primary services are for their members however their focus extends to the whole long term care sector in Manitoba.

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba: www.mherc.mb.ca

This site is helpful for people coping with mental illness, their family members, natural supports, service providers, educators, professionals and the general public.

Manitoba Health: www.gov.mb.ca/health

Find out about services provided by Manitoba Health, including home care and personal care homes. This website also provides links to Regional Health Authorities and other provincial health sites.

Seniors’ Resource Network: seniors.cimnet.ca
Access services, resources, and communication tools for seniors, as well as learn about the history of Winnipeg. These pages are a gateway to Winnipeg and Manitoban seniors’ information via the Internet.

Winnserv: www.winnserv.ca

This site has a bibliography of helpful references about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their impact on the care of people with intellectual disability.

Canadian Websites

Alzheimer Society of Canada: www.alzheimer.ca

Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and research updates from the Alzheimer Society’s national organization. The site also includes contact information for Alzheimer Society provincial offices and chapters in Canada, links to international organizations, and a caregiver forum. To access the caregiver forum, click on forums and then message board.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health: www.ccsmh.ca

This site promotes the mental health of senior Canadians by providing helpful information about depression, suicide prevention, mental health in long term care and delirium prevention. Information is provided in English, French, Punjabi and in Chinese.

Canadian Deprescribing Network: https://www.deprescribingnetwork.ca/

The Canadian Deprescribing Network is dedicated to raising awareness about medication safety, deprescribing and safer alternatives to medications considered potentially inappropriate or risky. By providing the general public and health care professionals with useful information and resources on medication safety, CaDen hopes to change perceptions around medication use for a healthier Canada.

Canadian Medical Association: www.cma.ca

A great tool for health professionals to learn the latest on a variety of health related topics. It also offers links to other health-related national and provincial websites.

Canadian Alliance for Long Term Care: www.caltc.ca

This site is a great reference for Canadian health care issues and for long term care.

CARP: www.carp.ca

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination.

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange: www.dementiaknowledgebroker.ca

The Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange or CDRAKE1 is a network of people dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with dementia and their family.

CBC News: www.cbc.ca

Use the internal search engine of this national website to find recent media stories on Alzheimer’s disease and other health care issues.

Driving & Dementia: www.drivinganddementia.ca

An interactive website to help navigate the topic of driving with those living with dementia, such as understanding how dementia affects driving, recognizing signs of when to stop driving, processing related emotions and more.

Healthpartners: www.healthpartners.ca

Healthpartners represents Canada’s leading national health charities raising money efficiently together through workplace giving in support of excellence in health research, services and programs. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is one of 16 member organizations, from 8 provinces, that receive funding from Healthpartners.

Healthy Canadians: www.HealthyCanadians.gc.ca

The Government of Canada’s new Recalls and Safety Alerts web application provides an easy to use, one-stop shop for recalls and safety alerts for consumer products, health products, foods and vehicles in Canada. This web application will help Canadian consumers make informed decisions to help protect their family’s health and safety.

McMaster University – iGericare: https://igericare.healthhq.ca/

A diagnosis of dementia can be challenging to face for the person, family and care partner. This resource, made up of 10 straight forward lessons, was prepared by McMaster University. The information presented is practical, will bring clarity and will help those experiencing the dementia journey.

International Websites

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center (ADEAR): www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center (ADEAR) of the National Institute on Aging (USA) provides an online newsletter, Connections, that discusses current issues of concern to all care providers. This site also offers an online order form so that interested viewers may order printed copies of publications.

The Alzheimer’s Disease International: www.alz.co.uk

The Alzheimer’s Disease International site provides a variety of information with a global perspective. Publications are available on-line in Spanish and English and a caregivers booklet is available in eight additional languages.

Caregiver.com: www.caregiver.com

This site, edited by Gary Barg, provides a weekly online newsletter of interest to caregivers. Online subscriptions can be requested easily via a pop-up screen or on the site’s home page. All articles are not specific to Alzheimer’s disease, but articles are health related and are written in an easy to read manner.

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network: www.dasninternational.org
This is the website of Dementia Advocacy and Support Network, a world wide organization by and for those diagnosed with dementia. The group was established to promote respect and dignity for persons with dementia.

Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com
This site has an Alzheimer Centre that is organized under the following features: Ask the Specialist, Practical Tips for Alzheimer Caregivers, Cope with Caregiving and Take Control. For those wishing to learn more about specific medications, there is a section where one may research.