In BC, Caregiving Takes Toll on Finances, Career, Health

| IMAGE: One million British Columbians are caring for friends or family — and paying a price because of inadequate supports. Photo by Linda Givetash. For three years, Heidi Hudson spent her days caring for her ailing father and her …

Out of the shadows

In rural West Africa, this treatment takes its most violent form with those suffering from mental disorders often left outdoors in the elements, chained to trees for years on end and regularly whipped to force “evil spirits” to leave their bodies. — ALJAZEERA

Praying for a cure

In West Africa, hundreds of people with mental illness live in awful conditions. One organization is fighting for a new approach to treatment.

Happy at home

Seventy-year-old Paul Morrison is among 700,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Despite the diagnosis, Morrison continues to live alone in his Vancouver home. This story is about the people and resources helping Morrison maintain his independence.

A source of hope in early-onset dementia

Retired nurse Nita Levy and her husband, Michael, a retired accountant, established Paul’s Club in 2012. They were inspired to create a program appropriate for people’s ages and abilities after their brother-in-law, Paul, died as a result of early-onset dementia.

Health research in SA short R1.6 billion

Bongani Mayosi, head of the department of medicine at the University of Cape Town, explains the shortfall in government spending for health research and suggests how the problem can be corrected.