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Transitioning a loved one into Personal care assistant – the complexities of progressive dementia

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Imagine the following scenario: Your loved one has accelerating dementia and you’re concerned about her safety. You aren’t sure if she’s taking her medication, and aren’t sure if you can trust her to remember. When you try and offer her … MORE

Group bereavement support in the Greater Calgary Area

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I came across an article in the Huffington Post British Columbia that described a weekly Bereavement Walking Program in Vancouver (found at www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/12/vancouver-hospice-society_n_4263859.html?utm_hp_ref=tw). This is an informal support system for people who have recently lost a loved one and are … MORE

Wondering where to donate? Financial donations to health care education/improvement.

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In our life journey, it is likely that we will come across some incredible health care providers. These are people that are emblazed in our memories and shape our recollections of our medical adventures. In many cases, patients and their … MORE

How can we plan for a good end of life?

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One year ago, Judy MacDonald Johnston did a beautiful TED Talk on preparation for a good end of life. The clip and transcript can be found at her website http://www.goodendoflife.com. I strongly encourage you to set aside 6 minutes of … MORE

Michelle Veness – EFT Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

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Michelle began her quest for healing after an onset of neurological symptoms left her bed-ridden and unable to partake in day to day living in her mid-thirties. Having been previously diagnosed in her teens with Crohne’s disease and raising a … MORE

What Are Goals of Care?

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This information has been taken from the Alberta Health Services website. “CONSERVATIONS MATTER” at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/ps-1023352-acp-guidebook.pdf The Goals of Care replaces the older system of DNR (do not resuscitate). The new system is being implemented province wide. Alberta Doctors have a … MORE

COMPASS for the Caregiver Course Offered In January 2014

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Do you provide care for a family member or friend who is living with challenges due to disability, illness, or old age? You are a Caregiver. Caregiving can be stressful, isolating, and have a negative impact on your physical and … MORE

A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

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I was reading the COMPASS for the Caregiver’s manual and I came across the Caregiver’s Bill of Rights that I would love to share with you. Thanks to Alberta Caregivers Association for this great piece of work. A Caregiver’s Bill … MORE

Dr. Alan Chong – Owner of Centre for Chiropractic Care

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“Inspiring others to achieve their health and wellness goals, naturally” Dr. Alan Chong has been a family wellness chiropractor in active practice since 1987. With many years of experience, he has helped thousands of people live a better quality of … MORE

Kevin Marjoram – Owner Flight of the Condor

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Kevin Marjoram has been professionally certified by The Four Winds Society (www.thefourwinds.com) – Light Body School in Luminous Healing and Energy Medicine Program. Kevin has been performing energy medicine for five years. He has travelled to peru multiple times to … MORE