Category: National


April is Parkinson Awareness Month

This April, we are heading into communities near you, to raise awareness and share information about living well with Parkinson’s disease.  We invite people living with Parkinson’s, care partners, and health care professionals to join us in spreading the word. Download file.

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DARCE FARDY: Family discussion on going into care closing in

Six years ago I wrote My Story, a story about my life, to give the grandkids some idea of what it was like in my day. I read it again recently and aced it. I remembered everything. Dorothea and I have now volunteered for another project. Home-based older adults and their care team … with […]

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Slam the scam – Protect yourself against fraud

Know how to recognize a scam There are many fraud types, including new ones invented daily. Taxpayers should be vigilant when they receive, either by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communication that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, […]

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Online shopping tips to avoid scams

(NC) Online shopping is a favourite pastime for many — it’s easy, and done in the comfort of your own home, meaning you don’t need to battle traffic, crowds or line-ups to get your favourite items. But many deals you see online are too good to be true. These can range from cheap designer purses […]

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DARCE FARDY: Dementia and keeping life’s glass half full

Editor’s note: More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia. That number is expected to nearly double over the next decade. As part of a special package for Alzheimer’s awareness month, The Chronicle Herald is offering readers a novel in e-book form that follows the story of an Atlantic Canadian family coping with […]

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