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The name Helen didn’t really work. Neither did other typical names, such as David or Susan. But Giggles just seemed the perfect fit to Jim Mann. He is a patient partner — diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s 15 years ago — and study co-lead for a new project looking at how robots can be used to reduce social isolation in long-term care (LTC).
October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Many of us are still working from home and eliminating commutes, which decreases our daily physical activity. Below are tips for incorporating more steps into your day, and find out the optimal number of steps/day you should be taking (spoiler: there is no magic number).
Ideas: Forward is a place for all PHC staff, medical staff and researchers to go when they have a great idea, but aren't sure how to make it a reality.
“I was picked up by an ambulance, but I had my little dog, Lucky, with me,” says Faris. “I was living at a place with the cheapest rent possible and not great neighbours. I was scared for my own health and I was scared for Lucky. It was not a good situation.”
The time is right to match our identity to our maturity, our increased global reputation and our impressive track record.
As a medical coordinator in the long-term care residence at Holy Family Hospital, Dr. Eileen Wong has seen it first-hand. “During team conferences with long-term care residents and their families, food was a frequent topic of concern,” she says.
By Katrina Besler, Naomi Potter, and Ivan Leversage
On behalf of the PHC Research Challenge Advisory Committee, funding for 15 diverse and dedicated teams of point-of-care clinicians has been announced in the 2021 cohort.
This past week, on International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), communities across BC and Canada commemorated the thousands of lives lost to drug poisoning – and called for action to end policies that are creating harms around the world.
The BC-CfE’s Laboratory and its Director, Dr. Zabrina Brumme, are celebrating another recent success in being awarded grant funding for research. The BC-CfE, along with frequent collaborating partner Simon Fraser University, are now a part of the U.S.-based Research Enterprise to Advance a Cure for HIV (REACH) Collaboratory.