A Company with a Focus on Canadians: Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc.

Safe Tracks GPS Canada Inc. The technology, the data, the services are all Canadian; almost unheard of today when much of production is typically shipped overseas. What began as a company of one with entrepreneur Vince Morelli, President with a business background expanded to Bob Aloisio, Vice President with a technology and particularly a GPS…

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Seeking Action for Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

Advocacy, one of the core competencies in the profession of social work. It is one skill that I was taught both in graduate school and as a professional over the past 15 years, it is a skill I take to heart. On February 9, 2013 a documentary W5, Crisis in Care, reported by Sandi Rinaldo…

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South Korea Addressing Dementia

Thanks to a fellow social worker, I have this link to share to show how South Korea is addressing Dementia. Like many other countries in the world, 40-50% of the population will be 65+ and with each year of being in the ‘older adult’ demographic, the chance of developing Dementia rises. It is definitely worth…

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Common Dementia Symptoms and Warning Signs

Symptoms of Dementia: Memory loss is usually the earliest and most noticeable symptom. Other symptoms of dementia are: ■ Having difficulty recalling recent events. ■ Not recognizing familiar people and places. ■ Having trouble finding the right words to express thoughts or name objects. ■ Having difficulty performing calculations. ■ Having problems planning and carrying…

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Normalizing Dementia

by Victoria Brewster, MSW AD or Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is…

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Repost of: ‘Me, My Mom and Alzheimer’s’

AD or Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of Dementia, the one that society fears the most. It robs a person of their memory, their thoughts, their ability to function. It can be a very slow moving disease or it can move quickly. The symptoms start slowly and can begin when one is in their 40’s. This…

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Depression and Dementia

I came across this article from an Aging newsletter I receive. WebMD states in an article from December 31, 2012 that: “Now, a new study suggests that rather than being a cause of memory decline, depression in older people may be an early symptom of dementia.” This makes one pause and think. The article further…

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