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United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Media Release For Immediate Release  United Nations International Day of Older Persons October 1  For the first time in Alberta’s history, International Day of Older Persons was declared on October 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions”. Help celebrate the second year of International Day of Older Persons in Alberta on October 1, […]

Ken and Joyce Edwards: Growing up in one of Alberta’s first black communities

Ken and Joyce Edwards: Growing up in one of Alberta’s first black communities By Terry Jorden Jefferson Edwards was only 21 when he left Oklahoma for Canada in 1910, seeking an escape from segregation and prejudice. That summer, he arrived in Edmonton by train and then walked 140 kilometers north and staked a homestead near […]

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 […]