Canadian Residential Program Highlights Challenges of Dementia Care
A Globe and Mail article that highlights a new residential care program for people with young onset dementia underscores the challenges of meeting the care needs of individuals and families facing young-onset dementias such as FTD.
The article centers on a recreational program in Canada designed to accommodate the needs of younger adults with dementia by providing opportunities to socialize and engage in physical activity, offering relief from the social isolation that can accompany a diagnosis.
As the article points out, such programs are a scarcity. Many care facilities are not equipped to accommodate the challenges faced by those adjusting to life with dementia in their 40s, 50s and 60s, which are different from those experienced by older adults with dementia.
If you or a loved one are facing similar challenges, visit our Coordinating Care page for more information about finding quality health care in FTD.
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