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The impossible case of assisted death for people with dementia

Is it too much to ask people to follow through on previously expressed wishes for assisted death? An expert report suggests it may well be.

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May 21, 2019

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Delays accessing home-care supports are keeping thousands of Canadians in hospital longer than required, which is creating added pressure on a hospital system already under strain from people waiting to get into long-term care facilities.

For people with dementia, a fight for the right to die

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is reconsidering its position on advanced requests for assisted death, amidst a difficult debate about the rights of those with dementia

by Shannon Proudfoot

May 3, 2019

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Frontotemporal dementia: Devastating, prevalent, and little understood

Bill Whitaker reports on FTD, a devastating illness and the most common form of dementia for Americans under the age of 60. (Source: CBS News | May 2019)

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Reporting on frontotemporal dementia

To raise awareness of this little-known disease, a "60 Minutes" team realized "you sort of have to see somebody in the throes of it"

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How did the amyloid hypothesis go from promising to perilous in the search 4 Alzheimer’s treatments?

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Calgary couple forced to live apart after 66 years together because care home won’t take them both

It’s a heartbreaking situation facing a growing number of seniors across the country; many couples are being torn apart because of health-care systems that aren’t designed to accommodate different care needs.

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Patients stuck in hospital waiting for home care causing 'ripple effect'

Delays accessing home-care supports are keeping thousands of Canadians in hospital longer than required, which is creating added pressure on a hospital system already under strain from people waiting to get into long-term care facilities.

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