• Can computer models predict pandemics?

    Can computer models predict pandemics?

    Infectious diseases are more prevalent in low-income populations, but given that we have a globally connected world, we’re not just addressing this problem “over there”. Read More

  • The Driving and Dementia Toolkit

    The Driving and Dementia Toolkit

    Driving a car is a complex task that requires many skills and abilities, including a good understanding of road safety rules, road signs and traffic signals; good vision; and quick reflexes and excellent reaction times. A good memory and the ability to exercise judgement, including an awareness of one’s limitations, are key. Read More

  • Outdoor Clothing Company on a Mission

    Outdoor Clothing Company on a Mission

    Toad&Co has a mission it’s promoted by hiring people with disabilities and then sending them on memorable vacations. Read More

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis

    “Our trial is the first to show the complete, long-term suppression of all inflammatory activity in people with MS,” said Dr. Atkins. Read More

  • Intelligent Dermatology Improves Outcomes

    Intelligent Dermatology Improves Outcomes

    The early detection of skin cancer is essential to the long-term health of patients. Read More

  • When the Dust Finally Settles

    When the Dust Finally Settles

    I’d like to share some strategies we’ve used to manage and cope with the consequences of ongoing caregiving while preserving our balance, optimism, resilience, and zest for life. Read More

  • Work-Related Limitations

    Work-Related Limitations

    A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in early 2017 examined differences between women and men with respect to their work-activity limitations. Read More

  • Skills Exchange

    Skills Exchange

    In an environment in which resources are limited and poor hiring outcomes mean more than just lost revenue, finding the right candidates for the right roles is critical. Read More

  • Dementia Care

    Dementia Care

    This is a watershed moment in our history. Canada is recognized as a world leader in dementia research. It now has a real opportunity to position itself as a leader in dementia care. Read More

  • Cranberry Juice Can Stave Off Infections

    Cranberry Juice Can Stave Off Infections

    It was discovered that the rate of UTIs decreased by 40 per cent among the cranberry drinkers, with just 39 diagnoses compared with 67 in the placebo group. Read More

  • Putting our Bodies on the Line

    Putting our Bodies on the Line

    By joining with others, we amplify the power of diversity, in opposition to attempts to narrow the definition of “normal.” Read More

  • The Bad News, the Good News...

    The Bad News, the Good News...

    The high price tag for specialist products and services is one factor that leads to people with disabilities living below the poverty line. Read More

  • Clowning Around

    Clowning Around

    Helen Donnelly is Holland Bloorview’s Dr. Flap—a therapeutic clown in a trademark aviator hat with goggles, a white medical coat and a red nose. Read More

  • Caregiver Burnout

    Caregiver Burnout

    Jennifer is into her fourth year as a full-time caregiver to her husband, who has suffered several strokes, and also to her mother, who has extreme arthritis and mobility issues. Read More

  • Human Dignity

    Human Dignity

    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom tells us that dignity is tied to freedom and equality under the law. Read More

  • Aqua Vision

    Aqua Vision

    After a year of collaboration and persuading various stakeholders, we started Aqua Vision; the first such program in Canada. Read More

  • What You Need to Know When it Matters

    What You Need to Know When it Matters

    Everyone should know what to look for, and how to ask and respond to someone who may be at risk of suicide. Every life is precious. Read More

  • Caring For Those Choosing To Live At Risk

    Caring For Those Choosing To Live At Risk

    According to some experts, self-neglect is becoming increasingly prevalent and requires greater understanding as a social and medical problem. Read More

  • Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    Are You Lonesome Tonight?

    There is growing concern about the social isolation that can affect older people. Read More

  • The Hardest Part of Alzheimer’s...

    The Hardest Part of Alzheimer’s...

    When finally I got the courage to Google the word Alzheimer’s, it felt like I was giving her the disease, not researching it. I read Alzheimer’s has no cure. Read More

  • Reducing Bullying

    Reducing Bullying

    More than a fifth children aged 12–18 years say they have been bullied at school within the last month—and a significant portion of those children have disabilities. Read More

  • Return-To-Work With Complex Injuries

    Return-To-Work With Complex Injuries

    The study identified the challenges faced by health-care providers and case managers when it came to the role of health-care providers in return to work. Read More

  • The Rehabilitative Practice

    The Rehabilitative Practice

    Here are the stories of four spiritual care practitioners who have made the transition from an acute care setting and developed a model of care specific to the rehabilitation population. Read More

  • What it’s Really Like Living with Schizophrenia

    What it’s Really Like Living with Schizophrenia

    I am one of the 51 million people worldwide living with schizophrenia. I was diagnosed five years ago, when I was 25. Read More

  • Life Doesn’t Stop with a Disability

    Life Doesn’t Stop with a Disability

    It is possible to be happy with your life, and to accept your disabilities and the challenges they bring. Read More

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