January 2015

A Look at Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Using Music Therapy for Healing

Photo by Josh Nudd

Jennifer Buchanan, an Accredited Music Therapist and President of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, first became interested in music therapy after seeing the effect music had on her grandfather.

Alive Inside Reveals the Positive Effects of Music Therapy

Alive Inside is a documentary that looks at music’s effect on people with dementia. The documentary, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, follows Dan Cohen, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory, as he gives iPods to people with dementia and watches them come to life as they connect with the music.

British Columbia Brain Injury Association Hosting Fundraising Gala

The British Columbia Brain Injury Association is hosting a fundraising cocktail gala on Thursday February 5, 2015 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Windsor Gallery in Vancouver. 

Vestibular Problems a Common Complaint for Seniors

Vestibular problems affect many seniors and can increase the risk of falling. Luckily, most vestibular disorders are treatable.