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Universal Access to Healthcare: Tackling the Unique Callenges of Canadians with Disabilities as Seniors Population Rises

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Women Carry A Lot On Their Caring Shoulders
Being an informal caregiver requires devotion and involves a great deal of sacrifice and stress. More often than not, the brunt of that responsibility, sacrifice and stress falls to women.
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Canada’s 40,000 Indigenous seniors face particular challenges
Critics say that Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit Canadians over age 65 are paying for the lack of collaborative problem-solving between government departments and agencies.
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Well, my friends are gone and my hair is grey, I ache in the places where I used to play
The greying and aches are to be anticipated, and often begin to creep up on us well before the age of 65, but the loneliness can be surprising and debilitating.
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Ontario Launching Consultations to Improve Dementia Care

Ontario is launching consultations across the province to help develop a new dementia strategy, which will improve access to quality care for people living with dementia and boost support for those who care for them.
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National dementia strategy one step closer to being a reality

A former minister in the Harper government has introduced a bill to create a national dementia strategy ― and it looks likely to pass the House of Commons this fall.
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Most homes with dementia patients rely heavily on informal caregivers, StatsCan says

85 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with dementia and living at home relied ― at least in part ― on family or friends as informal caregivers, Statistics Canada said in a recent study.
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Memory Fitness® helps seniors rejuvenate their brain

As more Canadians are living longer, the Memory Fitness® program was created with the goal of helping older adults rejuvenate their brain and slow the memory loss or cognitive decline associated with aging, using a recreational and fun approach.
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Integrating the mental health care needs of seniors into the overall health care strategy

Canada is in the midst of a major demographic shift. As Canadians are living longer, many are more engaged with their own health. With a longer lifespan comes the burden of chronic disease, including dementia and mental illness.
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