Blue MedicAlert bracelet

Technology can keep wandering Alzheimer’s patients safer

Technological innovation is helping some families in the GTA keep track of where their loved ones with Alzheimer’s are, from a GPS wristband in York Region called Project Lifesaver, to a special colour-coded MedicAlert bracelet. They are also using smartphones that incorporate geofencing, which is a software that administers and alerts the families of the individual when the tracked person leaves his or her arranged boundaries.

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.

‘Restaurants for Change’ kicks off first coast to coast fundraiser

Canadians will have a perfect excuse to wine and dine on Wednesday as restaurants take part in a fundraising initiative in support of local food centres. Community Food Centres, a non-profit organization, has created the first-ever Restaurants for Change event. It will take place on Oct. 22 and will partner with 25 restaurants in nine […]

Big ideas for Toronto’s public spaces

Students and members of the public attended a dinner hosted at Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre campus on Tuesday. Participants at the dinner, one of many held across the city as part of the 1000 Dinners TO event, discussed their ideas for improving Toronto. This civic engagement event aims to bring people together to discuss […]

Determined university football star’s road to CFL draft not an easy one

It’s 6 a.m. at Monarch Park Stadium. It’s quiet except for the sounds of a lone man’s feet as he sprints down the track. Just then a roar pierces the near silence. “Toronto Argonauts! BC Lions! Hamilton Tiger-Cats!” “Calling out these team names gives me the willpower to keep going,” York Lions running back Errol Brooks said later. “It helps me visualize where I want to be one day.”