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Archive for July, 2014


How to Prevent Violence Against Women

People see North America as a place where equal rights are offered to all people, yet violence towards women is still a problem here. In fact, the study, Domestic Violence Against Women – An International Concern reports that in America,

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The Truth About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s symptoms become more significant as time goes on. In early stages it can be mistaken for common forgetfulness. As time goes on, however, it becomes clear that the changes in mental function go beyond loss of short-term memories. When a person’s

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Dementia is Not a Death Sentence

By year 2031, nearly 1.4 million Canadians will be living with cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s dementia. At this rate, by year 2040 dementia will cost the Canadian economy 293 billion dollars. These facts are sobering but when wrapped in the

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Retirees Protect Mental Health With Preventative Measures

Retirement has been called the “Golden Years” of life. Without responsibilities of a career or raising young children, many Canadians feel a new sense of freedom. However, this freedom can be quickly restricted by health troubles.  Health is a high

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We Need To Learn About Autism

Autism is a new word to many of us. Even though medical researchers believe autism has been around since the early 1900s, it seems like the term has gained much of its popularity in the 21st century. Today, Autism Speaks

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Ontarians with Developmental Disabilities Continue to Wait

With an annual budget of nearly two billion dollars, why do Ontario social services run so slow? The answer is simple: demand outweighs supply. reports that there are so many children, teens, young adults and adults who need developmental

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You Belong Outside – Health Benefits of the Great Outdoors

How much time do you spend outside each week? Now that summer is here, we ought to be spending many hours outdoors. Unfortunately, too many of us hang our heads in shame at this question. We know we should be

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Workers Receive Disability Benefits Too

In a recent Globe and Mail article, contributor Michael Prince laid out Seven Reasons Why Disabled Canadians Are Losing CPP Benefits. Most of you know that Canada’s Pension Plan offers benefits to some people who have disabilities and low employment

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Raise Money for Accessibility Solutions

Do you have an idea that will change the world? Have you thought of a product that could simplify daily life for people with disabilities? Can you think of a service that might make Canada more accessible to all people?

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Is It Bad To Be Labeled Disabled?

Disability is a complex term. All too often, the word disabled is used to label people who have physical and mental impairments. Even when this label is intended to benefit them (like when they learn they are eligible for disability

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