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Ontario | Jul 25, 2016

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids in push to reduce addiction

News | Oct 23, 2015

Province’s new funding formula unfair to rural health units – officials

The province’s new funding formula for public health hurts rural Ontario said Dr. Hazel Lynn Medical Officer of Health for...

Walkerton Herald-Times | by Don Crosby
Health | Sep 23, 2015

VOICES: Family caregivers need better PSW support to keep loved ones with dementia at home

Beverly Verwey believes home is where the heart should stay. In 2007, she gave her mother Betty the option to move into...

Etobicoke Guardian | by Laura DaSilva
Health | Sep 23, 2015
Types of dementia

4 common types of dementia

Dementia is the loss of mental functions, such as thinking, memory, and reasoning severe enough to interfere with a...

Beach Mirror
Health | Sep 23, 2015

Baycrest turns to innovative, creative solutions to maintaining quality of life among the elderly

Jaws dropped when the senior at Baycrest Health Sciences appeared in a flamenco dress, with a red rose in her hair and...

Richmond Hill Liberal | by Kim Zarzour
Health | Sep 23, 2015
Erasing stigma

The stigma of dementia among ethnic cultures can bring shame and guilt

It was a cold winter day when a woman in her 40s discovered her mother, who had dementia, wandering in the snow without a...

Richmond Hill Liberal | by Kim Zarzour
Sep 23, 2015

Memory & Company offers a health club-like program for those with Alzheimer’s

As a young volunteer and recreation therapist working in long-term care homes, Ashley Kwong had seen the worst of the worst....

Richmond Hill Liberal | Add Comment | by Kim Zarzour
Sep 23, 2015

Ryerson’s caring clowns school teaches mature students how to bring humour to the elderly

What’s so funny about dementia? Caring Clowns say there’s plenty to smile about, even if you do have Alzheimer disease...

Richmond Hill Liberal | Add Comment | by Kim Zarzour
Sep 23, 2015

3 benefits of an effective Ontario dementia strategy

Dementia has been identified as a major contributor to increased wait times for emergency care and long-term care, increased...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

Programs like Hogewey in the Netherlands, leading the field on dementia management

Across the globe, and here at home, innovations and dementia-friendly management programs are helping to break down stigma...

Richmond Hill Liberal | Add Comment | by Kim Zarzour
Sep 23, 2015

VIDEO: Be a Dementia Friend, says actor Eric Peterson

Using humour and good advice, a video featuring Canadian actor Eric Peterson encourages us to register as a Dementia Friend....

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

Canada could see 1.4M people living with dementia by 2031: ASC

As The Canadian population ages, we are seeing a growth in the country’s dementia problem. In 2011, 747,000 Canadians...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

5 ways to reduce your risk of dementia and keep your brain healthy

Healthy lifestyles enhance the production of “growth factors” in the brain that help brain cells maintain and make new...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

9 tips for people living with dementia

Minor adjustments to activities and environments can help people living with dementia remain healthy and independent. Here...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

6 objectives for a national strategy on dementia: Alzheimer Society of Canada

The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) has asked the federal government for $150 million over five years to establish the...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment
Sep 23, 2015

VIDEO: Life continues on the farm for Thunder Bay dementia advocate

Bill Heibein is a retired accountant from Kakabeka Falls near Thunder Bay. He was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment

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