News Item – Expert brings drug free dementia treatment to University of Regina

A Toronto-based expert with a new vision for engaging people with dementia will bring his message to the University of Regina tonight.

“We are not being very realistic about how we look at people as they get dementia,” said University of Toronto professor Mark Chignell. “We really don’t engage them in a way that’s helpful to them.”

It’s one of the reasons that 25 per cent of Canadians suffering from dementia in long-term care facilities are given anti-psychotic drugs to control aggressive behavior, which Chignell said is largely a product of boredom.

Full article at: CBC News