Liberal ‘red wave’ rises in Atlantic Canada, carries into East York

At 10 p.m. the CBC announced that Liberals will form the next federal government. With earliest results coming from Atlantic Canada, the CBC said that the so-called “red wave” had swept the Atlantic region, unseating such sitting Conservative cabinet ministers as Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Aboriginal and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt.

In defeat, Olivia Chow delivers message of hope

She awoke the morning of the mayoral election to a Toronto Sun cartoon editorial of herself dressed in a Chairman Mao outfit, with squinted eyes and tilted glasses. Positioned on a skateboard while standing on the coattails of her husband, Jack Layton’s suit, the message was clear and it was cruel. Olivia Chow has endured quite […]

Providence Healthcare has a drop-off program for Alzheimer’s patients and their families

Though some people diagnosed with dementia may be apprehensive about joining, Elizabeth Davison and her staff employ a variety of techniques to help patients decide to give the program a try. “Sometimes to get them in there we’ll say ‘Why don’t you come for a cup of tea and we’ll see if you like it?’… We really try and promote that club atmosphere”

Chandrowtie Basdeo

Wandering elderly: 1,200 Alzheimer’s and dementia patients lost in Toronto

The federal government announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1 that it is in the “early stages” of developing a national strategy for dementia. But with no definitive money pledged, no allocation of funds, and no timeline provided, the announcement by the federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, is too little, too late for the Basdeo family of Vaughan, Ontario.