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Archive for January, 2015


Coping with the Aging Process

Have you ever felt stressed about the aging process? If yes, you are not alone. Many people worry about getting older, and sometimes, this type of stress increases with age. However, one of the healthiest things you can do for

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National Non-Smoking Week Offers Support to Smokers

How many disabilities would you guess are the direct result of tobacco use? Too many to name, probably. Tobacco use, particularly in the form of cigarette smoking, is a leading cause of disease and disability. However, we know that this

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Effects of Smoking, Benefits of Quitting Cigarettes

Once upon a time it might have “looked cool” to smoke cigarettes, but with age comes wisdom. Smoking cigarettes affects a person’s physical appearance and overall health (not to mention his or her bank account, too). After years of smoking,

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Dementia in Canada: Statistics and Prevention Plans

Alzheimer’s is one of the most difficult diseases, both to have and to watch loved ones deal with. About 25 million people worldwide are currently suffering from this disease. In fact, most Canadians are either directly or indirectly affected by

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January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

It has been said that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect about 400,000 Canadians. Even scarier is the research that suggest this number will nearly double by year 2031. Clearly, memory loss is a major issue facing Canada’s

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4 Pillars of Disability Rights

On the heels of the movements for civil rights and women’s rights was the disability rights movement. In the 1960s, movements across North American encouraged equal opportunities for all people — including those with disabilities. Up till this point, the

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Disability Rights in Canada, a Brief History

Can you imagine what life was like before medicine, adaptive technology and assistive programs? What about life without laws to protect and serve those who are disabled? It wasn’t until late in the 20th century when government and society began

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The Disability Advantage: Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Can individuals with disabilities make and keep New Year’s resolutions? Absolutely! While people with restrictions and limitations may have increased struggles in fulfilling certain New Year’s resolutions, success can still be had. In fact, people with disabilities   may be

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