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Mind the connection: Preventing stroke and dementia

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-- Submitted by Dr. Patrice Lindsay and Stephanie Lawrence, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Stroke and dementia — it’s all in our heads

Stroke and dementia have much in common. Both are diseases of the brain. Stroke happens when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and cells die as a result. Vascular dementia is often a further result of stroke damage, from either larger strokes or smaller ones accumulating over time.

Heart and Stroke Foundation Stroke Report 2014: Death rates from stroke have greatly decreased over past 10 years, but with an aging population and an increase in younger people having strokes, can the system keep up?

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Contents

I Introduction
II Stroke can happen at any age
III Improvements in care and treatment
IV Coordinated care
V Specialized units, specialized care
VI The power of technology
VII Rehabilitation
VIII Prevention
IX Involving patients and families
X Conclusion
XI Resources

--submitted by Ian Joiner, Patrice Lindsay and Stephanie Lawrence

I Introduction

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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222 Queen Street, Suite 1402
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Tel: (613) 569-4361
Fax 613-569-3278
http://www.heartandstroke.ca

"The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.

"The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a federation of 10 provincial Foundations, led and supported by a force of more than 130,000 volunteers."

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