opinion: i wasn't completely surprised by a dementia diagnosis at 48, but i was shocked by the lack of support

despite the serious impacts of young-onset dementia, awareness is low compared to dementia in seniors, resulting in delayed diagnoses, a lack of support systems, and few resources for individuals and their families.
john mccaffery, board member and volunteer, youquest, nov 13 2023

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opinion: canadian healthcare choke points put patient lives at risk

canada’s healthcare system is strained. it was always strained. it was designed that way.
dr. david j stewart
nov 16 2023

crowdfunding cancer charity hopes to help innovative new therapies escape ‘valley of death’

as the arrival of liver cancer awareness month calls much-needed attention to another worthy cause, a former researcher is trying to change the way we wage war on the disease.
dave yasvinski
oct 2 2023

record-breaking wildfires raise questions about health impact on canadians

as the wildfire season breaks records year after year, experts warn even canadians in traditionally unaffected areas need to learn how to protect themselves from smoke inhalation.
dave yasvinski
aug 10 2023

nahid acupuncture clinic offers traditional chinese and laser treatments in saskatoon

nahid mobini, who was a medical doctor in iran and an acupuncturist in china before moving to saskatoon, has opened an acupuncture clinic on 8th street
don rice
jul 25 2023

local health providers marking world hepatitis day with free testing

the windsor essex community health centre and partner o...
taylor campbell
jul 25 2023

cornwall woman's family pleads for 'miracle' drug to treat her cystic fibrosis

twenty-five-year-old chanelle lafleche has to stop and ...
elizabeth payne
jul 24 2023

operation eyesight expands life-changing efforts at home and in africa

calgary businessman art jenkyns met dr. ben gullison, a...
david parker
jul 24 2023



doctor's orders: alzheimer’s disease can be slowed with proper treatment and research

“alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. and knowing about it early is helpful because it empowers the person living with the disease," dr. roger wong says.
karen hawthorne
sep 18 2023

machado: is it wrong to lie to someone with dementia?

it may feel deceitful or disrespectful, but therapeutic fibbing can make communication and care easier, allowing the caregiver to join their loved one's skewed reality while preserving their peace and dignity.
lisa machado
aug 14 2023

how i care for dementia: 'who would have known he would leave me so early?'

shannon catellier’s husband claude was just 57 when he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
maja begovic
jun 1 2023

can a walk a day keep dementia at bay?

walking may help strengthen connections between brain networks, including those implicated in cognitive functioning and alzheimer’s disease.
dave yasvinski
may 29 2023

after stroke, 1 in 3 at risk of developing dementia within five years

a statement from the american heart association is calling for early screening of people who have experienced a stroke to identify cognitive impairment.
dave yasvinski
may 2 2023

frontotemporal dementia: finding joy, love, and making new memories

when chantal patenaude became a caregiver to her mom pierrette, it became a chance to connect with her in a new way, but also an opportunity to witness her mother finding happiness and friendship despite having dementia.
chantal patenaude
may 1 2023