January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Canada, 747,000 people currently live with dementia and one of the major challenges they and their families face when they receive the diagnosis is the stigma associated with it. In fact, according to a recent poll by Alzheimer's Disease International, 40 per cent of people with dementia reported they had been avoided or treated differently after diagnosis. That's why, this January during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society Canada is launching a nation-wide campaign called "See … [Read more...]

NOV celebrates Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

IMAGE - BRIGHT FOCUS FOUNDATION November celebrates National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in the United States, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers. We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Alzheimer Disease International (ADI), was founded in 1984 to help to fight Alzheimer's disease that was first diagnosed back in 1906. In the present, ADI has grown as an international organization that also runs the … [Read more...]

Beverley D. Burdeyney – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of Toronto's powerhouse women, one that has risen above extraordinary circumstance to such extreme that she has become a leading voice in the health and wellness of all women.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Beverley D. Burdeyney "Do Your Personal Best, and the Rewards will Come!"       Beverley D. Burdeyney is living proof that being fit can lead to a healthier life. … [Read more...]

International Widow’s Day celebrated JUNE 23

Absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers, neglected by national and local authorities and mostly overlooked by civil society organizations – the situation of widows is, in effect, invisible. Yet abuse of widows and their children constitutes one of the most serious violations of human rights and obstacles to development today. Millions of the world’s widows endure extreme poverty, ostracism, violence, homelessness, ill health and discrimination in law and custom. To give special … [Read more...]

National Alzheimer’s Plan, Canadian National demographics show

Right now, over 500,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. That number is expected to double by 2038. We are asking the Canadian government to create a plan to respond to the dementia crisis. Within two decades, it's estimated that more than 1 million Canadians will be living with dementia, yet Canada still has no national, strategic plans to make sure every one of these people -- and their families -- get the treatment and support they need. Tell Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Ageing in the 21st Century: A Celebration and a Challenge

Rapidly and surely the world is getting older. In 2000, for the first time in history, there were more people over age 60 than children below age 5. The number and proportion of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, and will surpass 1 billion people in less the 10 years. Ageing is now occurring fastest in the developing world, which has limited resources and plans to deal with this unprecedented demographic trend. The older generation -- which includes caregivers, … [Read more...]

Anxiety linked to Arthritis, Dr. Elizabeth Lin

Many people with arthritis also have depression; this has been known for many years. Now it has been established that anxiety is even more common than depression among arthritis patients, in a study published in Arthritis Care & Research by authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Lin (who was not involved with the CDC study, but has focused on comorbid depression and pain for many years) discusses why and how the mental health problem as well … [Read more...]

The Great Miracle Share – Cheril Goodrich

Sharing the Wisdom of the Crone The Great Miracle Share-Cheril Goodrich The purpose of The Great Miracle Share is to consciously define and expand on wisdom and information constantly being shared with us from the 4th dimension. The 4thdimension, also defined as time, is the home of nature. Our world shares its 3rdworld capacity with the 4th dimension, but because our world seems to lack the ability to “tune in” and communicate with the wisdom in time, we are constantly making mistakes … [Read more...]

The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle – Aging Gracefully

    A Celebration of Women presents.... 'Aging Gracefully'   The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle        Two Basic Requirements of Graceful Aging What I’ve discovered is that there are two “basic requirements” of graceful aging. To borrow from the “Serenity Prayer”, graceful aging requires the “serenity to accept the things we cannot change; courage to change the things we can; and wisdom to know the difference.”  Certainly acceptance of aging is a key to aging gracefully – … [Read more...]

Economic and AIDS Crises in Zimbabwe Force Elderly Women ..

Economic and AIDS Crises in Zimbabwe Force Elderly Women to Live in Poverty FILABUSI, ZIMBABWE– Lydia Banda, 70, came to Zimbabwe from Zambia in the 1960s in search of a better life. As a young newlywed, she moved here with her husband, who had a better chance of getting a job in the region’s industrial hub. Banda never had any children, so when her husband died in 1998, she was on her own. But she says in Sindebele, the local language, that she did not despair because she and … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO – The Golden Years, with Love.

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