Lower Cost for Whom?

As you may be aware, more and more residents from the US are purchasing their prescription drugs from Canada, due to the lower prices. While this is increasing sales for pharmaceutical companies and their associates, there is a something more important that must be considered. Namely, what effect are the sales of Canadian medicine to our US neighbours having on Canada and we Canadians?

According to a number of professional groups, the outcome of these prescription sales may result in drug shortages Canada.  This, in turn, can have negative repercussions on the healthcare of Canadians.  As a letter sent by groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor states, “‘The Canadian medicine supply is not sufficient to support both Canadian and U.S. consumers…The supply simply does not, and will not, exist within Canada to meet such demands.”of the potential for increasing drug shortages.'”  Read more about this here.

PJ Paralysis- Global Summit

What does PJ Paralysis mean?

  • PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.

What is End PJ Paralysis?

  • End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.

How can you get Involved?

  • Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.

Check out this website to find out more.

Long-term Care

What are you doing on Tuesday, May 28th at 11am MT? If you have an interest in long-term care and hearing the experiences of residents and family members, this is something that may be on interest to you. Details about the webinar can be found here.

Saskatoon -A must see

If you live in Saskatoon or area, this is something you will want to check out. Atlthough this true event is incredibly sad, Greg’s Story has the potential of bringing about some positive changes to healthcare. In doing so, the hope is to see fewer people falling through the cracks.

Click here for more information and to register.

Elephant in the Room?

If you only have time to read only one article today and/or watch one video, you may wish to make it this one. Thanks, Peter, for bringing this topic to our attention. As you correctly noted, it is “profoundly eye-opening, unsettling, yet so important.” This “elephant” is definitely worth talking about.

The Press Gallery interview: Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman

What are Sarah Hoffman’s thoughts about healthcare in Alberta – wait times, medical aid in dying, funding, level of care, compassion? To find out, you may wish to listen to a recent Edmonton Journal: The Press Gallery interview: Sarah Hoffman.

November 14 Community Gathering — Dementia Network Calgary

What is advocacy?
Who is an advocate?
What do advocacy and being an advocate mean?

Find out at Dementia Network Calgary’s upcoming event.

Dementia Network Calgary: Community Gathering on Advocacy
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Renfrew Community Association

Click here to register for this event.