Driving and Dementia: A Difficult Conversation

The driving and dementia conversation is a difficult one to have – for the person with dementia, for their family members and for the medical community. For those drivers who lose their licence, it comes after a devastating diagnosis which represents the beginning of a cascade of life changes – none of which are positive. According to Dr. Liliana Alvarez, a professor at Western who studies driving and medically at-risk older adults, the cessation of driving privileges can be linked ...

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Who Cares For Our Most Vulnerable?

It’s a new year. Federal Provinces and Municipal Government are proposing budgets for the coming year.

It is a common lament that we must rein in essential services because of lack of resources such as health care, policing etc… until it affects us, we the ordinary citizens accept what politicians offer an attribute it as a sign of our times moving forward and learn to cope.

When our most vulnerable, the physically disabled, mentally ill, veterans and seniors on fixed incomes bear ...

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