Strategies to improve the quality of life of older adults living with dementia
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
August 25, 2021
Description / Summary
Dementia affects one in four Canadians aged 85 and over. It affects reasoning, judgement, and memory, and gets worse over time. For older adults living with dementia, depression, anxiety and agitation can arise due to the difficulty of learning new things, making decisions, loss of independence, and inability to complete daily activities.
This can have implications on an individual’s quality of life. For caregivers and care professionals, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people living with this condition is a priority.