Dead at Noon: Gillian Bennett believed she must make a last free choice, before it's too late

Dead at Noon: Gillian Bennett believed she must make a last free choice, before it's too late

Across this country those diagnosed with various forms of dementia face fears of what a degenerative disease will do to them and some like Gillian Bennett choose to take their own life. Today we hear from Gillian Bennett's grieving husband and son, the voices calling for governments to accommodate a choice for doctor-assisted-death.

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Checking-in: Bill C-13, asexuality, your dementia stories, and the future of public broadcasting

Checking-in: Bill C-13, asexuality, your dementia stories, and the future of public broadcasting
Ontario's Privacy Commissioner questions why Ottawa's new Bill C-13 --the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act-- isn't doing more to protect Canadian privacy. And as always, we check in on the stories from the week with Friday host Tom Harrington.

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Canadians call in and share their dementia stories

Canadians call in and share their dementia stories
We heard stories from across the country about what it's like living with dementia, or caring for loved ones that have dementia. And experts answered your questions about the medical and social issues raised by a dementia diagnosis.

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Live chat: Your stories of living with Dementia

Live chat: Your stories of living with Dementia
Tune in today, May 15th, as we continue our special, Diagnosis: Dementia. We're opening our phone lines and hoping to hear your stories.

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Caring for the caregivers

Caring for the caregivers
We take a look at the life of a caregiver, and the immense pressures people face when caring for a loved one with dementia. Dr. Joel Sadavoy has developed a program --the first of its kind in Canada-- designed to support these "working carers."

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Unravelling Dementia: Why researchers still can't tell us what causes or cures Alzheimer's

Unravelling Dementia: Why researchers still can't tell us what causes or cures Alzheimer's
Each week there's a new study about Alzheimer's disease in the news...but what do we really know about dementia? We'll hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment, and find out how close we are to finding answers.

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Patient-Centred Care: Changing the way we treat people with dementia

Patient-Centred Care:  Changing the way we treat people with dementia
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is calling on care homes to change their culture, and to adopt a philosophy known as person-centred care. It recognizes that dementia patients still have a right to a fulfilling and joyful life.

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Checking-In: Dementia, Robert Semrau's plea to soldiers in despair, the sharing economy & the disappearing middle class

Checking-In: Dementia, Robert Semrau's plea to soldiers in despair, the sharing economy & the disappearing middle class
Sharing war stories and the sharing economy. Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. And we revisit the conundrum of the middle class in Canada, and the obstacles that could prevent its kids from holding on to it.

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Darce Fardy and his wife Dorothea on facing a future with Alzheimer's

Darce Fardy and his wife Dorothea on facing a future with Alzheimer's
When the long-time Nova Scotia journalist Darce Fardy learned he was in the early stages of Alzheimer's, he resorted to what he knew best ... telling a story to help people understand. Darce Fardy and his wife Dorothea share their view of the future.

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Listener Mail: Looming Dementia Epidemic

Listener Mail: Looming Dementia Epidemic
Some listener feedback to a conversation we had earlier this week on the looming dementia epidemic.

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