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Nursing Profile: Doreen Wilkinson

Nurses are one of the most crucial aspects of our healthcare system. They provide hands-on, day-to-day care, ensuring a person’s health-care needs are met and fulfilling a vital role at all stages of life. Everyone knows that nurses help with the basic things like hygiene, nutrition, safety, medications, and emotional support, but they can also … Continued

Victory for LGBTQA Community

Today is a historic day for the LGBTQA community in the United States! The US Supreme Court ruled today that all same-sex couples have the legal right to marry, in all 50 US states. In a 5-4 decision released Friday, the court ruled that preventing same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional. All of us here at the … Continued

Rating Canada’s Nursing Homes

When care for a loved one with dementia becomes challenging, one of the most commonly sought solutions is a long-term care facility or nursing home. However, choosing the right facility, the place where your loved one will spend the majority of their time, is a challenging decision. How do we know that the facility we select … Continued

#Education with Kari

Have you met Kari? Let’s highlight her for a moment. Kari is the Public Education Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and has been working with us for over ten years. She has also worked in long-term care facilities and retirement homes, and previously also served as a family services coordinator, working directly with families and … Continued

Ontario Gov’t Invests $1 Million in Toronto’s Neuroscience Catalyst Consortium

With the number of Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s estimated to be now over 700,000, it is becoming more important that neurological research is supported by governments and leading corporations. Recently neuroscience research received a million dollar boost, thanks to the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation. Minister Reza Moridi made the funding announcement at this … Continued

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