Show 151 – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Diseases

grandfather with grandson

Dementia is a shift in how a person experiences the world.

Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator from the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington shares her 40 years of experience and knowledge working with seniors and families.


What’s the difference between Alzheimer and dementia?

What causes of dementia are treatable and preventable?

How is dementia diagnosed? What is life like after diagnosis?

What can we do to prevent dementia?

How do you talk with your kids about Alzheimer disease?

What concerns do children generally have?

How do we address the concerns of the family and the person who is diagnosed with dementia?


Contact: Alzheimer Society Guelph-Wellington


111 Macdonell Street, Guelph, ON N1H 2Z7

Phone: 519-836-7672

Fax: 519-836-1041


If you don’t have a hour hour to listen, here are a few short clips to give you a preview of this interview:


Listen to 9.5 mins: Feeling emotions and the ministry of presence (<< click to listen now or save this MP3 to listen later) 

Listen to 3.5 mins: Moving a parent into long-term care (<< click to listen now or save this MP3 to listen later) 

Listen to 5.75 mins: Preventing Dementia – 5 key lifestyle choices (<< click to listen now or save this MP3 to listen later) 


Another good reference: The Alzheimer’s experience explained in plain language (an e-book)

Understanding the Dementia Experience by Jennifer Ghent-Fuller, B.A., R.N., M.Sc.N.


Let’s keep this conversation going. Tell us about your impressions of this show.


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What did you like about this show? What questions do you have for our guest?


Broadcasted: Sunday March 2, 2014 1100-1200 Eastern Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


Listen to Pod Cast (<< click to listen now or save this MP3 to listen later) 



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