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Dementia: Demystifying a Growing Health Crisis

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Illustration for The Tyee by Indiana Joel.

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

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Taking on the Public Health Issue of Dementia

One out of 15 Canadians over 65 live with it. Help The Tyee demystify it.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Dec 2018


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Want to Know More about Dementia? Start Here

‘The End of Memory’ is a solid, clear introduction to a complex condition.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 Jan 2019


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A Hidden Nation Cares for Loved Ones with Dementia

Their numbers in Canada top a million. Two share their stories in helpful books.

By Crawford Kilian, 26 Feb 2019


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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.

By Crawford Kilian, 15 Apr 2019


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In Dementia Caregiving, Countless Unrecognized Acts of Love

We spoke with three caregivers about their daily routines. Part of a series.

By Crawford Kilian, 16 May 2019


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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.

By Crawford Kilian, 18 Jun 2019


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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.

By Crawford Kilian, 20 Jun 2019


Undone: A Newcomer’s Story

Farid was happiest when jotting down plans for his new life in Canada. Within a year of arriving, he was dead. A special report.

By Katie Hyslop