Navigating the healthcare system

Mr. Jones is an 83-year-old widower living in his own home. When asked, he’ll tell you he is doing “fair to middling.” He’ll go on to tell you his legs are tired and wobbly and he doesn’t get out as much as he’d used to. He has a scooter, which gets him to town and Read more…

Communicating post-stroke: Tools for coping with aphasia

I recently returned from the Canadian Stroke Congress in Vancouver. The congress was a four-day event all on stroke; from prevention to treating stroke in hospital to long-term recovery in the community. There were representatives from all over the country sharing research, programs and ideas. One of the workshops I attended was on aphasia. Are Read more…

Suicide and depression are major issues among seniors

The pain was so unbearable, that had there been a shotgun in the house, I would have put myself out of misery.” For some of us, reading such a statement might surprise, horrify or shock us. Yet, thoughts about and committing suicide among seniors is more common than most people think. Take Robin Williams’ suicide Read more…

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– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC