Patient-Centred Care: Changing the way we treat people with dementia
There's a good reason so many people know someone diagnosed with dementia, and often know them very well...750,000 Canadians have Alzheimer's, or some other form of dementia. And that number is expected to double in the next fifteen years.
Most people with dementia -- about 70 per cent -- will die in long term care homes. Already, there are concerns about the quality of care in those facilities.
Dorrie Ferster, the Manager at the Czorny Alzheimer Centre, in the garden of the facility.
On Thursday, we're opening our phone lines to you so you can share your stories of living with, and caring for, someone with dementia.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Elizabeth Hoath.