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The Power of Snow

Teepa Snow

Editor’s Note: We would like to introduce a wonderful website for caregivers, especially carers whose loved one might be suffering from cognitive difficulties such as Alzheimer’s. The article below is one of many useful and informative articles they have published, many fascinating pieces can be found at: AlzLive.com. We also highly recommend watching any of Teepa Snow’s (free) online training … Read more

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How a national drug plan can boost the Canadian economy

pharmaceuticals

Canadians pay among the highest costs per capita among OECD countries for prescription drugs, with one Canadian out of 10 unable to fill their prescriptions because of financial reasons. Marc-Andre Gagnon, Expert Advisor for the EvidenceNetwork.ca and assistant professor with the school of public policy and administration at Carlton University has written a fascinating article on the public and private … Read more

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Susan Eng on Zoomer Radio, Medically assisted suicide and a preview of upcoming discussions and events

Canada’s doctors say they’re grappling with the challenges of meeting the needs of patients at end of life.  The quality of end of life care was the focus of a conversation this morning as the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association continues in Ottawa. CARP VP of advocacy Susan Eng was in the meeting and told AM 740/Classical 96.3FM … Read more

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CARP in Ottawa, Advocating for Seniors Care

RONA AMBROSE - CARP

CMA General Council – Physicians’ Changing Views on End-of-Life Care CARP attended the Canadian Medical Association’s annual General Council meeting in Ottawa that gathered physicians from across the country on August 17th-18th. End-of-life care was one the featured topics at the General Council, providing an in-depth discussion that revealed the changing perspectives of physicians across Canada. Although the CMA’s policy … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP and the Canadian Medical Association Respond to Canada Post’s proposals for the mobility hindered

wheelchair lady

Amidst the growing chorus of complaints asserting that Canada Post’s elimination of door-to-door service leaves Canadians with mobility hindrances in an untenable position, the postal service recently announced that it has created a compromise. The solution they have proposed would require Canadians with disabilities that prevent them from accessing community mailboxes to answer questionnaires and questions about their medical history, … Read more

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Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!! Zoomin’ Along!

Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!!  Zoomin’ Along!

Celebrate Seniors Day with your local CARP Chapter!!! CARP Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter #39 invites all members and non-members to this informative event….  We will be raising our CARP Chapter’s #39 flag at 9:30 am at the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club And then ……………. “ZOOMIN‘ Along“ Wednesday, Oct.1, 2014 from 9:30am-2:00pm at the Bay of Quinte … Read more

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CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

CARP Premiers Conference Poll Report

  Key Findings August 12, 2014:  CARP members think the most useful outcome of the upcoming First Ministers conference in PEI would be the kind of national standards for health care previously imposed by the national Health Care Accord, coupled with a comprehensive national seniors health care strategy that includes dementia care, home care and end-of-life issues. CARP members see … Read more

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Not Just a Bed – A Home

Not Just a Bed – A Home

As we age and become more fragile, our needs can become too great to stay where we would prefer to be – in our own homes. Acute care hospitals must confront the problem every day of discharging elderly patients who are no longer able to stay in an unsupported environment. Often, the only solution is a cold, hospital-like environment where … Read more

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Wandering can be Deadly: A List of Resources for Caregivers Looking after Dementia Sufferers

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Editor’s Note: Following a tragic hit and run accident that took place Wednesday August 6th in the evening, CBC news published the following article urging caregivers to take precautions… A Canadian family is grieving after an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 400 in the Toronto-area.  The driver has turned himself … Read more

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Physician-assisted death and euthanasia in Canada: should it be legal or banned?

Physician-assisted death and euthanasia in Canada: should it be legal or banned?

When Canadians saw the video from Donald Low pleading for physician-assisted death, it sparked a nationwide conversation on the issue. The public had grown used to seeing Mount Sinai Hospital’s microbiologist-in-chief at press conferences, poised and  explaining how Toronto was battling the SARS outbreak. But in this video, he is terminally ill with a brain tumour. Almost deaf and with one … Read more

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