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CARP Flag Raising in honour of National Seniors Day

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On October 1st, 2014 Moses Znaimer will be joined by Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and Hon. Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors to raise the CARP flag at Toronto City Hall in honour of National Seniors Day. Over 30 CARP chapters from coast to coast will also raise flags to celebrate the contributions of seniors in Canada as … Read more

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Act on dementia: Open Letter to Health Ministers, Paradigm Shift needed: CARP Policy Paper released

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 29, 2014 Toronto, ON: As the federal and provincial Health Ministers meet in Banff this week, CARP released an open letter calling on Ministers of Health to take action on dementia to help Canadians live a good quality of life with dementia. CARP also released its policy position paper that calls for a paradigm shift in … Read more

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As dementia sets in, artists still recall drawing from memory

As dementia sets in, artists still recall drawing from memory

Editor’s Note: We found this story particularly interesting and promising and wished to share it with our readers.  This finding seems consistent with other discoveries about the preserving effect of creativity on the mind and the potential of music therapy in treating dementia patients.  This story was published by Global News on August 22nd, 2014.  TORONTO – She couldn’t remember … Read more

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Community Based Solutions for Dementia Care

Community Based Solutions for Dementia Care

Dementia is a growing health concern that impacts those diagnosed and the family and friends providing the necessary support and care. There were 750,000 Canadians living with dementia in 2011 and millions of caregivers, family members and friends who were directly affected. In fewer than 20 years, the number of people diagnosed with dementia is expected to double to 1.4 … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Filling The Bucket

The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Filling The Bucket

By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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CARP and the CMA Host Roundtable During Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI

Susan with PEI’s Premier Robert Ghiz, host of 2014 Council of the Federation meetings, and Frank Swedlove, President of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

CARP recently visited Charlottetown, PEI to raise seniors health care as a priority in parallel to the Premiers’ Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. CARP co-hosted with the Canadian Medial Association (CMA) a seniors roundtable, which brought together various experts, politicians, and members of the public to discuss the importance a national senior’s strategy. Many important elements of a … Read more

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Canadians want Ottawa to take bigger role in guiding public health, survey shows

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On August 26th, 2014, The Globe and Mail published an article on the latest Nanos Research survey that said a vast majority of Canadians, 83% in fact, agree that the federal government aught to take a leadership role in Canadian public health care.   What follows is an excerpt from the Globe article.  Click here to read the full article via … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Everyday Hero

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By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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Canadian Healthcare Needs to Tackle Dementia

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Editor’s Note: Susan Eng’s latest column for the Huffington Post was published on September 8th, 2014.  You may read it as well as Susan’s past columns via the Huffington Post website. News that Spirit of the West vocalist, John Mann, has early onset Alzheimer’s is the latest in a series of wake up calls that Canada needs to get ready … 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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