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Dementia battle becomes a viral sensation

Dementia battle becomes a viral sensation

Molly Daley has become a YouTube star, a viral sensation seen by millions around the world. And most days, she doesn't even know it. Molly Daley is just one of approximately six million people in North America suffering from dementia.
A refugee's tribute to her Canadian 'grandma'

A refugee's tribute to her Canadian 'grandma'

“Can I help you?” The Canadian woman in the lobby of the church smiled at me. I was surprised. Since I had arrived Rwanda two months before, I'd only talked to a few Canadians. This one had a welcoming smile, red lipstick, and fancy jewelry.
VIMY: The battle that birthed a nation

VIMY: The battle that birthed a nation

Vimy was a formidable defensive fortification in every sense, and the coming Canadian assault would be a difficult one.
When the call went out for the midwife, Anne answered

When the call went out for the midwife, Anne answered

A seniors' residence is about the last place you'd expect to find a midwife, but Canterbury Manor has one.

An immigrant's story, part I

IMMIGRANT. Newcomer, settler, migrant, outsider, undocumented alien, documented alien, foreigner, non-native, pioneer, colonist, great un-washed, invaders, interlopers, outsiders, incomers, sojourners, refugees.

More thoughts on retirement – and unretirement

HAVING NOW 'RETIRED' AT LEAST TWO TIMES. In my own mind, I have become an expert ... not good enough to hold a seminar, but well qualified, IMHO, to give some unsolicited advice.

Retirement, part II

I AM SURPRISED THAT BULLYING EXISTS IN THE NEWSPAPER WORLD... I have been simply bullied into writing a corollary to my first article on RETIREMENT. It is a sad day...I suspect, however, my editor may have been got at by .... well never mind.
Dance band members living the dream

Dance band members living the dream

It's lunch hour on Valentine's Day at the West Edmonton Seniors Centre and the band for this afternoon's dance hastily sets up its equipment as a crowd slowly filters into the banquet hall. The dance must start promptly at 1 p.m.

New website a lifeline to caregivers

A brand new website is set to change the way family caregivers are supported by their employers and the community at large.
U of A research shows promise in Alzheimer's fight

U of A research shows promise in Alzheimer's fight

Every day, tens of thousands of Canadians unwillingly find themselves becoming shadows of their former selves.