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"Caregivers are Heroes": Talking National Dementia Strategy

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19/06/2019
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With the release of Canada's $50 Million National Dementia Strategy, Dr. Andrew Frank of the Bruyère Memory Program spoke with Rob Snow on 580 CFRA. Dr. Frank said he was pleased that the federal platform included assistance for caregivers, and spoke about the need for activities that keep people with dementia engaged but that also […]

A Memorial Event To Remember

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14/06/2019
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Joanna Ostrow MacDonald left a remarkable legacy. She wrote a best-selling novel, In the Highlands since Time Immemorial. She knew Ken Kesey at school, and went to some of his  “electric Kool-Aid acid test” parties in the 1960s. She has smart and accomplished children: both her daughters work at universities – Jenny and her husband […]

A fortuitous email

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14/06/2019
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This Sunday, Amédée Levesque would have been celebrating Father’s Day. Sadly though, he passed away in 2014, after four years of living with dementia. His family holds Amédée in their hearts, and they showed it this year with a Mother’s Day celebration at the Walk for Dementia. They walked as a team – Amédée’s daughter […]

Jim, Mary Lynne, Tara, Diana, and Laura Holton: a family affair

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10/06/2019
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Growing up, I loved visiting the Holtons. Tara was one of my best friends, and she had two great sisters, Diana and Laura. But another huge draw was her parents Jim and Mary Lynne, who fed me. “Hey, you ate that third burger pretty fast, would you like a fourth? Can you manage a fifth?” […]
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