Mental health: depression and exercise

Here’s an interesting statistic; According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, mental illness will be experienced by 20% of the population in any given year. Depression affects people of all ages. The one treatment that does not involve drugs or specific psychiatric interventions is exercise. All types of exercise have been found to provide […]

Mental Health Treatment for Seniors and our Nursing Practice

Last night I, along with eight members of the Eldercare Home Health Care team, attended a dinner and presentation featuring John Thomas, who is a member of the geriatric mental health outreach team at Baycrest. John did a great job, as he always does, highlighting the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the […]

Alzheimer’s Interview by

Woman freezes to death in city’s northeast end… We were contacted today by a reporter at to provide advice to the public on how to avoid a tragedy like this one; a 66year old woman, suffering from dementia, wandered out of her home at 2am and was found dead of hypothermia at 5am in […]

Dementia Risk higher for spouse

This week an article appeared in the Globe and Mail citing research that indicated that people who care for spouses with dementia are, on average, six times more likely to develop the condition than those who don’t have an affected partner. This study is no surprise to those of us involved in the care of […]