The current trend of increasing numbers of people living with dementia has been likened to a tsunami that affects all aspects of life, everywhere in the world, in Canada and in Quebec.
Hope for Dementia has developed the Busy Box. Better Brain. program, which combines education and recreation to promote dementia prevention among seniors throughout the province of Québec.
Hope for Dementia has developed a kit composed of various elements enabling seniors to participate in activities requiring the acquisition and use of new skills. The activity kits are being deployed on a quarterly basis for 24 months from Hope for Dementia’s Montreal office through the Community Health and Social Services Network’s Health and Wellness Centres across the province of Quebec.
- According to the results of a Psychological Science study, the memory function of older people is improved when they have a sustained engagement in new activities that are cognitively demanding or when new skills are acquired.
- Recent research indicates that if all of these risk factors could be modified, up to 40% of cases of dementia could be delayed or prevented. Download the list of 12 modifiable risks