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Why Exercise is Good For Your Mental Health

This week, we explain the reasons why exercise is so important to your mental health!

Why Socializing is Important for Individuals with Dementia

​Sometimes a lot of us like to sit alone in a corner in our own little world. For a while it may seem like the best thing to do, getting some...

Happy National Parkinson's Day!

Today for National Parkinson's Day we are joined by Lexi Salt, a great friend who knows the effects of Parkinson's disease firsthand through ...

Why Reading is Good for Mental Health

The Benefits of Books Here at Marlena Books, we value the power of books. Not a lot of people know how far a good book can take you and the ...

Velocity Fund Finals Recap!

  A pretty surreal moment with my grandparents!   ...

Forget-Me-Not

Wirtten by: Karen Thompson As Spring is finally upon us and gardening is just around the corner, let’s remember why the flower for Alzheimer’s dis...

Healthcare students and dementia

Written by Calum James Today on the blog we’re taking a look at healthcare students and dementia. It is important that nursing schools in Canada c...

10 Tips for communicating with a person with dementia

Today we're giving our insights on how we can ease communication between us and a person with dementia. We know sometimes it can be really tricky t...

An increasing risk of dementia development amongst women

Written by: Zainab Adamji If you didn’t know, dementia disproportionately affects women compared to men. Based on recent studies, women might have ...

Turning Bad Bananas Into Banana Bread

Today's blog post is going to be a bit unconventional. Many of you recognize my grandmother Marilyn as the face of Marlena Books, but she is only...

Happy International Women's Day!

Wednesday March 8 is International Women's Day. Here at Marlena Books, women are integral to our operations. Marlena Books is named after two inspi...

10 Ways To Help Reduce Caregiver Burnout

Here at Marlena Books, we understand the importance of supporting your loved one with dementia, but also their caregiver. Caregiving takes a lot o...