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The Thread by Mary Campbell

For the month of January we are looking for submissions that touch on the theme of Alzheimer Awareness month. We were lucky to have received two submissions from Mary Campbell, who went on to being willing to read her poems so we could share them with others. Today we share the second of Mary Campbell’s […]

Grandma Edna’s Memory Box

Grandma Edna taught Grade one for many years. She loved to play cards, take care of her cat, and she could knit, crochet, sew. She loved her family and cherished her photos.  She was a doodler and a collector of spoons. With a little effort on our part, and with some adaptation, these interests do […]

What is Dementia?

Many people think dementia is the same as Alzheimer’s disease; however, Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Other causes of dementia include (but are not limited to) Lewy Body disease, head trauma, fronto-temporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. These conditions can have similar and overlapping symptoms. Some conditions can cause […]

What is Alzheimer Awareness Month?

What is Alzheimer Awareness Month? Every January the Alzheimer Society of Canada launches a campaign to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to reduce stigma. Every year, 25,000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. 1 in 3 people are or know someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or another related dementia. There are over 40,000 Albertans […]

What is Abuse?

What is Abuse? As stated by World Health Organization (WHO) Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person. As stated by Alberta Health Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self […]