Exercise eases traumatic brain injury

It may be small, but a study of military traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exercise will produce one piece of a puzzle whose long-term effects we have only begun to understand. University of Ottawa researchers are searching for how best to treat the enigmatic injury. As of mid-July, they were looking for four pairs of subjects: Ottawa-area...
  • Health File

    February 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Symptoms Not Always Shown Not everyone whose brain shows the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease after death shows symptoms of the disease—memory loss, confusion and emotional outbursts—in life. This raises the possibility some of us may have built up protection in youth that protects the...
  • A Checklist For Care

    January 26, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Visiting The Veterans. ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Working to ensure the well-being of veterans in long-term care facilities requires ongoing vigilance. Across the country there are thousands of Legionnaires dedicated to this role. They are the volunteers who take the time to regularly visit veterans. In...
  • Visiting The Veterans

    January 26, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Visiting The Veterans. ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Every day for two years Francis Christian, a dedicated member of Vimy Branch in Halifax, N.S., made his way to the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building for a very special visit to one of its residents. Christian was there—seven...
  • . ILLUSTRATION: STEPHEN SNIDER Second World War veteran Phil Bradbury, 85, of Toronto was surprised to learn that in civilian life he’d been missing in action for a couple of decades. Veterans Affairs Canada has been looking for veterans like Bradbury who qualify for, but...
  • Veterans Independence Program: Access Denied

    November 8, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    “It’s an insult,” says Gerry Pumphrey of the RCMP Veterans Association in Nova Scotia, who’s worked on the issue for more than five years. “I’m disgusted. It’s always ‘next spring, next fall.’ And the thing is, there are people dying who need this help.” There...
  • The Veterans Independence Program (VIP) has changed a lot since its introduction in 1981—and The Royal Canadian Legion has been there every step of the way. The program was implemented to help Veterans Affairs Canada handle a looming crisis in availability of long-term care beds...
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