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47 million people worldwide are affected by the incurable disease.
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It has to do with face perception.
People with lived experience like myself have historically been excluded from being on the same committees, councils and boards as the people who are in charge of making decisions that will affect and impact people like us the most. After many years of waiting, we're finally starting to see organizations comprised solely of people with lived experience and -- even more rarely -- bodies with representation from patients, their families and healthcare professionals. It has always puzzled me as to how you could have committees and councils dedicated to patients with mental illness without having anybody from their community on them -- and it appears those who are working to improve Canada's health system are realizing this as well.
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One woman's grandmother inspired her unique creation.
Navigating through an airport with a family member who has Alzheimer's can be a nail-biting excursion. Unfamiliar surroundings heighten confusion, impair the ability to follow directions and trigger agitation -- none of which you want to experience as you're getting body-scanned by airport security. Here's how to get through it all with as little hassle as possible.
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VANCOUVER - The daughter of an 83-year-old woman with late-stage Alzheimer's disease says she is worn down and disappointed after losing another legal challenge to force a care home to stop providing...
Is your dad, spouse or other relative with Alzheimer's breaking away from the family on an outing, getting up in the middle of the night and leaving the house, wandering out of the doctor's office when you turn your back for a minute? Here's what you can do.
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I recently paid $50 to attend a preview screening of the movie, Still Alice. The film was to start at 7 p.m. But it began 40 minutes late. Not only did executives of each of the sponsors insist on their (equal) time at the podium, but, much like victims of an interminable home invasion, the 500 of us in the audience had to endure "greetings" from three different politicians. Why do we put up with this?
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A Canadian diamond miner is donating $9.1 million for Alzheimer's research because his longtime friend — and former B.C. premier — Bill Bennett is living with the disease. Charles Fipke has given $3 m...
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Being overweight is associated with multiple negative health effects, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Conversely, weight loss can lower the risk of developing such illnesses, or lighten their burden. Now, a new study from Brazil found that besides physical improvements, slimming down can also produce positive outcomes for the mind.
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The long-term benefits derived from investing in STEM-related programs impact many sectors. Of the 10 highest-paying jobs in Canada, seven are found in STEM industries, of which four are within non-biotech/healthcare sectors such as construction, utilities, transportation, and goods production.
Couples who live together in intimacy take for granted the many times in a day when they touch each other, from bumping into one another in the bathroom, to fingertips brushing over a coffee cup or one cold foot seeking out the warmer one under the blanket.
The son of Shin Ik Noh says a number of possible sightings of his missing father have been recently been reported in Vancouver and on Saturday, a search party fanned out again to try to find him. &qu...