Tyee contributing editor Crawford Kilian spends 2019 exploring the issue of dementia and brain health from every angle. The series is made possible by a grant from Bruce and Gail Macdonald. Readers are invited to help by sharing insights, experiences, research and resources. Email your contributions to info (at) thetyee (dot) ca with “dementia” in the subject line.
In This Series
Taking on the Public Health Issue of Dementia
One out of 15 Canadians over 65 live with it. Help The Tyee demystify it.
Want to Know More about Dementia? Start Here
‘The End of Memory’ is a solid, clear introduction to a complex condition.
A Hidden Nation Cares for Loved Ones with Dementia
Their numbers in Canada top a million. Two share their stories in helpful books.
How Can You Avoid Dementia? We Just Don’t Know — So Why Not Try a Healthy Life?
Diving into the research around brain health produces more questions than answers.
In Dementia Caregiving, Countless Unrecognized Acts of Love
We spoke with three caregivers about their daily routines. Part of a series.
Dementia: A Community Centre’s Small, Important Victories
Caregiving is a ‘difficult journey that no one should travel alone.’ A special program in North Van helps.
Tackling Dementia Will Require a Fast Sprint
New federal strategy on prevention and care has fine goals, but needs a lot more than $81 million for any hope of success.
Is This Langley ‘Village’ the Future of Dementia Care?
If so, it sets a new standard, posing positive challenges for our health-care system.
How ‘Memory Clinics’ Can Help Families Deal with Dementia
Doctor Linda Lee on her outreach method that’s going national.
Dementia, a Worsening Public Health Emergency
For all touched by memory loss epidemic, here is the first book to read. That includes politicians.
A Vaccine for Dementia?
Suddenly, a laboratory glimpse of hope that Alzheimer’s could be reversed.
Caregiving for Dementia Patients in the Time of COVID-19
Touching base with people in the series on memory loss The Tyee ran last year.