Rest Little Momma Rest 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 would like to share the first […]

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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 […]

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Welcome our Let’s Talk Dementia Toolkit

Thank you for your interest in the Let’s Talk Dementia Toolkit. Our toolkits are developed so that everyone can deliver a presentation.  This toolkit is intended for the use of volunteer presenters and is designed to be easy to use and understand. Feedback is very welcome! Included in the Toolkit Let’s Talk Dementia Presenter’s Manual […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Grey Matters 2016

The Grey Matters conference is a two-day event intended to increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. We are pleased to announce that Alberta Council on Aging will have representatives in attendance at this year’s conference! Donna Durand, executive director of Alberta Council on Aging will be presenting the second day on Social […]

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Seniors’ Week 2016

On this the 30th Anniversary of Seniors’ Week, I would like to draw special attention to all seniors in the province of Alberta. Seniors make a difference in our communities daily. They mentor and care for family members (children, grand and great grandchildren). They are friends, and they are top volunteers. Seniors contribute by being […]

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Power of Attorney Fraud

Power of Attorney fraud is a very serious offence. When a person designates a power of attorney (POA), they give that person complete access to all of their finances and financial information. This is important if we can no longer make decisions for ourselves! The POA makes sure bills and living expenses are paid and […]

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On July 26, Donna and I set out to Edson United Church and the Parkland Senior Citizen Lodge to do outreach on behalf of Alberta Council on Aging. We came prepared with information on our programs and services. Pastor Kim welcomed us warmly at the United Church, and had us greeting parishioners. This was an […]

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New 811 Number

  Last week Alberta rolled out a brand new number to replace the three numbers for Health Link across the province, making it easier to remember and thus easier to access. This follows previous decisions made in other provinces across Canada where a line to reach a healthcare professional in a non-emergency situation was made widely available. […]

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