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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?” […]

Walk For Dementia 2019 Photo Gallery: Volume 2

15/05/2019
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These photos taken by our amazing volunteer Judith Madill. Thank you Judith!

A wonderful Mother's Day surprise

13/05/2019
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A while ago, we brought you the story of Selene Commerford. Caregiver to her husband and her mom, who live one floor apart in a long-term care facility in the East end of Ottawa. Radio host Dahlia Kurtz, of The Goods on 580 CFRA radio here in Ottawa, caught wind of Selene's story and asked […]

Young Onset Dementia: A talk in Ottawa

12/05/2019
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Andrew Frank M.D. B.Sc.H. F.R.C.P.(C)Cognitive NeurologistMedical Director Bruyère Memory ProgramÉlisabeth Bruyère Hospital In case you weren't able to make it to Dr. Frank's talk about young onset dementia in late April, you can catch up by watching this video, posted by our friends at the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario:

Spotlight: Venezuela. Dementia Society volunteer German Chique-Alfonzo watches the events in his homeland

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03/05/2019
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German is cautiously optimistic. There will be more bloodshed, but death in Venezuela is nothing new to German. He has seen enough for a lifetime.

Ashley HomeStore: Here To Help

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24/04/2019
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Corporations are people too, they’re just people who care only about corporations.

Holiday tips for caregivers

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18/04/2019
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Easter weekend is here, and we wanted to share a few tips for caregivers to people with dementia that could help in the holiday season: Keep it simple – too many people, too much noise, and too much activity can be overwhelming. Maintain simple traditions – well-loved family rituals are reassuring and provide a sense […]

Volunteer Week Spotlight: Baker Tilly, the Accounting Team that Walks The Walk

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05/04/2019
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Rosa Maria Iuliano had her hands full. She was at the Walk For Dementia with her baby daughter Ida, volunteering at the registration table with her accounting firm Baker Tilly Ottawa LLP. And she had to move a large amount of cash and cheques, safely and secretly, to the back room where other representatives from […]
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