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  • Join the movement and make memories matter across Canada - Walk for Alzheimer's brings people and fundraising together in support of Alzheimer's disease
    education seminars day programs and other services make a huge difference for local residents like Anne Harrison and her husband Ray a former production controller Ray was just 55 when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer s It turned our world upside down We re so grateful for our local Alzheimer Society and their guidance and support It s why we walk and encourage everyone to do the same More and more families are being touched by this disease every day says Anne We re thrilled to be part of the Walk and this exciting national movement of supportive and caring individuals who want to make a difference for their families friends and neighbours affected by dementia Every day I see firsthand the impact of the disease It s a life altering and often challenging experience Walk for Alzheimer s gives them comfort knowing they are not alone in their journey says Cathy Ritsema Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County The Alzheimer Society of Huron County expects 200 walkers and hopes to raise 30 000 The Walk takes place at the Betty Cardno Memorial Centre on Saturday May 2 at 10 00 am sharp with registration beginning at 9 30 am Throughout May and June and again in January Walks for Alzheimer s will roll out in over 120 communities across Canada uniting people with one common mission a world without Alzheimer s disease Alzheimer s disease and other forms of dementia present a massive challenge with 1 4 million Canadians projected to have the disease in less than 20 years Age continues to be the biggest risk factor and dementia can lie dormant in the brain for up to 25 years before symptoms appear Walk for Alzheimer s is about your community your commitment and your part

    Original URL path: http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=527967&cat=;31 (2016-02-14)
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  • County of Wellington - Wellington Terrace Recognized for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence
    and Convention in Toronto The Leadership Award was presented to former Administrator Peter Barnes who retired last December The second award was the Innovation and Excellence Award presented to the Terrace in the category of Supporting Seniors We are deeply honoured to receive these two awards says Laura Holtom Administrator of Wellington Terrace Both awards prove that Wellington Terrace and its staff have been and continue to be committed to the highest quality of care for our residents Peter Barnes served as Administrator at Wellington Terrace for 25 years He was recognized for his commitment to ensuring the provision of quality care to the residents of Wellington Terrace as well as his contribution to the OANHSS where he served on the Board of Directors as well as various committees The Innovation and Excellence Award was presented to the Terrace for their Flexible Breakfast Program which was established in response to the needs of residents living with dementia and confused about their awake and sleep routines Through the efforts of the entire care team the extended two hour breakfast provides a more relaxed approach for residents who feel anxious and restless It helps with their dignity and self worth and also allows residents with advanced dementia to enjoy increased choice and control One staff member was quoted as saying There is more time for me to give the one to one quality attention that each resident deserves For more information Organization County of Wellington Address 74 Woolwich St Guelph Ontario Canada N1H 3T9 www wellington ca Link http www chrgonline com detail news php ID 527939 BACK SEND PRINT Most consulted news Today This Week This Month Contact us Jaguar Media Inc 834 Montée Masson Terrebonne Quebec J6W 2C6 Tel 450 471 7599 Toll free 888 504 0072 Fax 450 471

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  • Assembly of First Nations - National Chief Says Recommendations by Auditor General Must Be Implemented in Coordination with First Nations
    inadequate health services We need to work now to start closing the gap in the quality of life between First Nations and other Canadians This is about the health and safety of our children and families The recommendations in today s April 28 report set out some practical steps for Health Canada and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and they must work with First Nations to improve access to health care As part of its Spring 2015 Reports the Office of the Auditor General released a report on the morning of April 28 on Access to Health Care for Remote First Nation Communities The research findings and 11 recommendations are focused the areas of nursing stations medical transportation benefits support allocation and comparable access and coordination of health services among jurisdictions The findings show an historical allocation of resources rather than an approach based on the needs of the community as well as significant deficiencies in training facilities administration and documentation of services The assessments were done in remote First Nation communities in Ontario and Manitoba looked specifically at access to health care not quality nor adequacy of resources While limited in its scope the problems and challenges identified in this report are profound and with a subsequent examination of the quality and resourcing of health services would identify further areas for investment and improvement said AFN Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy who chairs the national Chiefs Committee on Health There is an existing protocol between AFN and Health Canada s First Nation and Inuit Health Branch that provide opportunity for follow up on the report s recommendations and we will be looking to actively engage in the development and implementation of an action plan The full report and recommendations is available here http www oag bvg gc ca internet

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  • Canadian Nurses Association - Nurses insist on accountable action following First Nations health report
    health levels comparable to other Canadians said CNA president Karima Velji Unless the federal government adopts new and different strategies including targeted investments with key partners to meet their mandate this gap in health status will continue to widen and perpetuate further disparities in education employment income and other areas The auditor general s report reinforces the 2014 CNA A N A C study while underscoring the need for creative and innovative solutions Many groups including this federal government have devoted significant energy and resources to improving health and well being in First Nations communities but they have yet to find widespread success Aboriginal health inequities are deeply rooted in this country s health system from the lack of aboriginal nurses in leadership and direct care positions to the disregard for indigenous health practices said A N A C president Lisa Bourque Bearskin The consequences of these inequities are clear in the evidence that access and health status for First Nations individuals in remote communities are not comparable to other residents in similar rural locations Indigenous education for example needs more support for both health care providers and Aboriginal Peoples Having inadequate staffing in nursing stations makes it difficult for nurses to attend training especially since this training is often held far from home and patients Building infrastructure and opportunities for virtual education would connect more nurses to the professional development they need Likewise improving educational support in First Nations communities especially in math and science and for aboriginal post secondary learners could bolster the recruitment and retention of aboriginal nurses in remote communities CNA and A N A C have already committed to collaborating on the priorities identified in the study including addressing institutional policies and administrative barriers e g racism that make it harder for nurses to provide

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  • Newfoundland and Labrador - Provincial Government Announces Plan for Expansion of Long-Term Care Beds
    a lower cost The Honourable Paul Davis Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador The new facilities will be built in four locations Corner Brook Grand Falls Windsor area Gander area and on the Northeast Avalon The Corner Brook facility will be built on the site that has been prepared for the new Corner Brook Hospital as part of the previously announced hospital complex model The new facilities will be constructed owned and operated privately and will be fully integrated into the existing long term care system with operators being required to meet provincial long term care standards The 360 new long term care beds will make a real difference to individuals and their families as wait times both for long term care and acute care services improve with expanded access to publicly funded long term care beds Our province is facing an increase in demand for long term care and community support services as the population ages and the prevalence of chronic disease and disability increases We must find innovative ways to meet emerging needs while ensuring the continued sustainability of our health care system The Honourable Steve Kent Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services In the coming weeks the Provincial Government will engage in a competitive selection process to identify high quality and experienced providers with an interest in building and operating these new facilities This will happen with the assistance of Partnerships BC a Crown corporation in the Province of British Columbia with extensive experience in acquiring high quality reputable care providers for long term care through a competitive process QUICK FACTS The Provincial Government will provide a total of 360 new publicly funded long term care beds at new facilities to be constructed across the island portion of the province Through engagement with private and

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  • Can a parent's concerns predict autism? - Many parents notice signs of autism spectrum disorder in their young children far before official diagnosis, study shows
    Psychiatry The study showed that parents of children at a high risk for autism spectrum disorder ASD not only reported more early concerns than other parents but also that those concerns can be predictive of ASD The researchers examined the reported concerns of parents from about 300 families for children aged six months to three years over a 12 year period The sample included the concerns of parents of children without any heightened risk of ASD as well as the parents of children at high risk who had an older sibling already diagnosed with ASD At three years of age all of the children underwent a clinical assessment to determine whether they had autism Researchers then looked back at the parent concerns to see whether the groups differed on the types of concerns parents had as well as the number of concerns they had Lori Sacrey and Lonnie Zwaigenbaum are co authors of a new study showing that parents can spot signs of autism in their children at an early age Early identification is important for providing better care for kids with autism spectrum disorder We found that parents whose children ended up being diagnosed at three years of age did report more concerns says Sacrey Interestingly they reported sensory and motor concerns starting at the age of six months And then they increasingly reported more language and social concerns at about 12 to 15 months of age It really highlights the importance of talking to parents and taking their concerns seriously adds Zwaigenbaum The researchers believe that by acting on parental concerns early health professionals can provide better care for children at risk of ASD Where interventions are concerned the earlier you can start with the patients the better the prognosis explains Sacrey If you can identify a child

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  • Héma-Québec - Serge Maltais named President and CEO of Héma-Québec
    Board of Directors Mr Maltais stood out as the best candidate during a selection process that began when his predecessor left in September Throughout his career in the pharmaceutical industry Mr Maltais has demonstrated remarkable expertise We are convinced that under his leadership the organization will continue to develop successfully as it fulfills a central role in Québec s health system Héma Québec is renowned for its expertise in the field of biological products of human origin including blood human tissues stem cells and human milk and in the near future with cellular production The organization is widely respected by the population as it reportedly enjoys the confidence of nine out of ten people in Québec emphasizes Serge Maltais I am truly enthusiastic about joining the Héma Québec team and look forward to helping fulfill the organization s mission as I meet the challenges of my new position Serge Maltais brings extensive experience in operations management from his positions with major pharmaceutical companies Before joining Héma Québec he was Vice President Supply Chain for commercial operations at Sandoz Canada Inc the Canadian pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis A G specializing in generic products He joined Sandoz in 2002 and was responsible for customer service sales forecasting purchasing and distribution for Canada From 1985 to 2002 he held various management positions with the Canadian subsidiary of Baxter International where he proved to be a highly successful leader in the areas of logistics and production Mr Maltais holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from the École Polytechnique de Montréal and a diploma in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke For more information Organization Héma Québec www hema quebec qc ca Link http www chrgonline com detail news php ID 527840 BACK SEND PRINT Most consulted news Today This Week This Month

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  • University of Guelph Study - Dark Vegetables Find Wary Consumers
    respondents were less willing to change Yi said the researchers were able to divide Ontario consumers into three main categories Those who love these green vegetables the 11 per cent we call them crucifer lovers he said The majority of those surveyed 54 per cent served frozen and fresh vegetables at their meals However they were more likely to prefer the more popular kinds such as tomatoes and potatoes we call this group the average consumers Thirty three per cent of those surveyed served primarily frozen vegetables The survey found significant differences in these groups perception of vegetables Brauer said most people value convenience and believed the darker vegetables would take longer to prepare They also perceived these vegetables as more expensive and less tasty Frozen vegetable users are entirely focused on convenience They are very busy and don t want to spend much time cooking vegetables said Brauer For them we need to provide recipes and show them how easy cooking these vegetables can be Looking at specific vegetables instead of thinking of them as a homogeneous group is new and will hopefully lead to better strategies for increasing consumption Consumers in all groups agreed that vegetables provide important health benefits But that wasn t enough to counter perceptions about taste convenience and cost For average users we may have to provide samples in supermarkets so that they can find out for themselves how tasty these vegetables can be said Yi In 2013 the researchers attempted to alter consumers perceptions by providing samples of zesty curried cauliflower in a supermarket along with recipe cards We saw some interest from consumers but this was only a small intervention To have more of an impact we would need to spend more time in grocery stores and maybe move the samples from

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