Cathie Thrall was born in 1936 to Greek parents, Chris and Anastastia Christou, in Lethbridge, Alta. She enjoys a full, colourful life and finds pleasure in family, her community and in the arts.
With proper planning — including knowing the kinds of resources available — individuals with dementia and their care partners can still enjoy a holiday away.
A team of researchers and clinicians is working with Indigenous Canadians to create culturally appropriate dementia care.
For the last three years, Ron Posno has been defending his right to die.
When plans were hatched for Calgary’s new Bethany Riverview care centre, the team knew they weren’t just designing a building — they were designing a home.
These two Albertans are taking vastly different approaches to dementia research, both with the ultimate goal of improving people’s lives.
For families impacted by dementia, creating an advance care plan is one of the most important things you can do now for when the later stages of dementia occur.
From adaptive clothing to interactive home care, these new technologies make a difference for people living with dementia.
Dr. Adrian Wagg reflects on the issue of incontinence.
Between our head and shoulders, knees and toes, reducing our dementia risk may be in taking care of our eyes, ears, mouth and nose.
Sharing experiences is vital to care partner well-being.
Calgarian Samantha Palmer-Forrest shares some of the experiences she’s had while caring for her mother and offers insight into the challenges of being a care partner.
Calgary’s inclusive offerings for people living with dementia continue to grow.
Four Books to Read this Spring …
Thanks to Private Member Bill 203: Long-Term Care Information Act, Albertans will have access to an online resource listing…
In October 2018, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary became the first official Opening Minds through Art (OMA) training centre in Canada…
The Eden Alternative approach to dementia care focuses on the whole human being.
In February 2018, Dementia Network Calgary hosted a political forum on dementia with four provincial party representatives.
Over the past 10 years, Susan Macaulay says dementia has become her life.
Hydrating treats serve multiple purposes.
In June 2017, the National Health Minister was directed by Parliament to begin development of a national dementia strategy…
With the upcoming provincial election this spring, your local MLA candidates want to understand the issues that are important to you.
Roger Marple is living with dementia, and he wants to talk about it.
When Laura Booi, who is in her 30s and has a PhD in gerontology, couldn’t find a global network for emerging dementia researchers, she helped create one.
Lauren Miller Rogen, an actor, screenwriter and director, started Hilarity for Charity (HFC) with her husband (actor, writer, producer, and director), Seth Rogen, in 2012.
Here’s what some readers had to say about our summer issue.
People around the world are demanding better for those who are impacted by dementia.
This past September, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia.