Posts tagged ‘mental health’

December 11, 2013

G8 Dementia Summit Gets Underway

The G8 Dementia Summit starts today in London, bringing together ministers, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and charities to discuss the many facets of an increasingly prevalent condition.  The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide, 35.6 million people have dementia and 7.7 million new cases are added every year. 65.7 million people will be living with dementia globally by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050, with much of the increase occurring in developing countries.  1.4 million Canadians are expected to be affected by 2040.

The conference can be viewed live.

October 31, 2013

Tragic Double Suicide Places Spotlight on Heath Care for Elderly and Fuels the Debate on Assisted Suicide

The double suicide of an elderly couple in Toronto this week is raising the debate over both chronic care for the elderly and, importantly, mental heath care. It will undoubtedly also add to the debate over assisted suicide.