Ten years of research yields results

The 10th anniversary of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research forum provides an opportunity to look back—and to look forward. A decade ago, nobody had yet counted the number of homeless veterans or veterans’ suicides in Canada; today there are robust programs tackling both—and involving the whole of society, including government departments, civilian...
  • Health File

    April 30, 2009 by Sharon Adams
      Video Games Keep The Mind Sharp Researchers have long known that constantly challenging the brain through things like learning a new language or taking up a musical instrument helps keep the brain sharper as we age. Now we can add playing video games to...
  • Debris collects at the mouth of a storm drain along the St. Lawrence River. PHOTO: ANDREW EMOND, WWW.WORKSONGS.COM The pitter-patter of rain on the rooftop that used to lull Windsor, Ont., homeowner Steve Horoky to sleep now puts him on high alert. Three times since...
  • 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...