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Mental health report warns of caregiver stress, suicide rates.

A new study aims to “paint a fuller picture of mental health in Canada.”

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Coming home to mobility issues

Falls are the leading cause of injury death among adults over 65.

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Supreme Court allows doctor-assisted suicide in specific cases.

The Supreme Court’s ruling revisited the controversial and emotional issue of assisted suicide.

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Depressed Woman

Depression: Nothing to be ashamed of

There is a general idea among the elderly and their families that depression is part of normal aging, but it is not! Though depression is a very common issue, it can be overcome with timely diagnosis, and treatment with antidepressants and other therapies.

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Caring for the Caregiver: The Power of Perspective

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mohandas Gandhi

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Wheel Dance offers ‘complete freedom’ to disabled dancers

Ballroom dancing in a wheelchair feels like ‘floating through the clouds,’ Ken Faber says. ‘Nothing else compares.’

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Woman with broken hip in hospital

From person to patient…and back

Learn how to help a friend or family member on their journey after an injury with some helpful tips.

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Hugh Scher

Case a ‘concerning’ example of end-of-life care issues

A recent case involving an appeal board ruling against doctors who imposed a do-not-resuscitate order on an elderly patient against his family’s wishes is yet another example of the importance of effective communications and respect for patient wishes amongst doctors and families when it comes to end-of-life care, says Toronto lawyer Hugh Scher.

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Don’t Retire Dental Care in Retirement

Dental care that comes to you!

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Woman with Alzheimer’s wanders onto Hwy. 400, dies in hit-and-run

Chandrowtie Basdeo struggled with Alzheimer’s disease and had wondered away from home before.

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