In reality, individuals with dementia will not only experience issues in other areas of cognition like learning, thinking, comprehension and judgement, but they may also experience changes in behaviour. It’s important to understand what dementia is and how it manifests. When cognitive and behavioural changes interfere with an individual’s functional independence, that person is considered to have dementia.
TORONTO — Ontario has granted its pharmacists more prescribing powers. The provincial government announced Sunday it was adding six conditions to the list of those that pharmacists can diagnose and treat, effective immediately, bringing the total to 19. "Pharmacist prescribing has been a huge success in our province. In less than one year, Ontario has become one of the leading jurisdictions in all of Canada in providing health care services through pharmacies," Health Minister Sylvia Jones said
A grizzly bear attacked and killed two people in Banff National Park west of Sundre, Alta., on Friday night, Parks Canada says.The people who died were common-law partners, according to a family member of one of the deceased whose name CBC News is choosing to keep confidential until all members of the family have been notified. The couple's dog, who was with them at the time, was also killed. "They were long-term partners who loved the outdoors and were inseparable," read a statement from the fa
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday selected Laphonza Butler, a Democratic strategist and adviser to Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein. In choosing Butler, Newsom fulfilled his pledge to appoint a Black woman if Feinstein’s seat became open. However, he had been facing pressure from some Black politicians and advocacy groups to select Rep. Barbara Lee, a prominent Black congresswoman who is
Ontario's minimum wage rose $1.05 on Sunday to $16.55 an hour. Some Windsorites say the raise is a good start but more is needed — and others think it'll only make business more challenging. "I think it'll be good especially for people living in more rural areas and places that are kind of less expensive to live in," said Nick Bhumgara. "But especially in … major cities I think it's a little harder for people to even function with $16.55 an hour with prices of living going up"I think it is a goo
We’ll plunge from mid-summer to mid-fall in a hurry as a major pattern change grips Central Canada in the days ahead
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump has a familiar target in his sights: Pennsylvania’s voting rules. He never stopped attacking court decisions on mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic, falsely claiming it as a reason for his 2020 loss in the crucial battleground state. Now, the former Republican president is seizing on a decision by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro to bypass the Legislature and start automatic voter registration. The blowback has echoes of the 2020 election, when Trump and
SWAN RIVER, Man. — Five people have died in a crash in western Manitoba. RCMP say they responded along with local firefighters and EMS at 5 p.m. Saturday to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 83, about 19 kilometres south of Swan River, Man. The Mounties issued a news release saying an SUV, with five occupants, was travelling northbound when it entered the ditch and rolled into a field. The release says the three men and two women, who ranged in age from 25 to 42, were not wearing
TORONTO, Australia — From ultra-low interest rates that led to a huge spike in real estate demand to the speed with which interest rates shot up to levels not seen in a generation, it’s been hard to keep up with the shifting landscape for mortgage holders. Now, with interest rates increasingly expected to stay higher for longer, many of the homeowners who locked in low rates years ago are likely bracing themselves for financial pain as their mortgage comes up for renewal. “Each month that passes
The leader of the Conservative Party of British Columbia is under fire for a social media post that critics say appeared to compare teaching students about sexual orientation and gender identity to the genocide of Indigenous children in residential schools.John Rustad, MLA for Nechako Lakes, acknowledged the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in a Sept. 30 post on X, formerly known as Twitter."Today we remember what happens when the Canadian government thinks it's better at raising childr
MADRID (AP) — Two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas and two of her teammates in Spain’s women’s national team appeared before a judge Monday as witnesses in the investigation of former soccer federation president Luis Rubiales for his kiss on a player. Putellas, Irene Paredes and Misa Rodríguez all answered questions from the judge in Madrid. Rodríguez appeared in court in the Spanish capital, while Putellas and Paredes testified through video conference from Barcelona. Spanish state prose
Last week, Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 race for the White House, called a once obscure New York judge "DERANGED" and a "Highly Politicized Democrat" who "hated everything about me at a level that I have never seen before." That same judge will preside over a trial where he will decide how much Trump and his family business should pay for committing fraud, and whether effectively to put them out of business in New York. Justice Arthur Engoron of the state Supreme Court in Manhattan is presiding, without a jury, in the civil lawsuit brought against the former president by state Attorney General Letitia James.
Halifax Regional Police responded to a large street party near Dalhousie University on Sunday afternoon.In posts on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, police said a number of arrests have been made and tickets issued.Police said any action that "unreasonably disturbs the neighbourhood" would result in charges.According to a post, severe incidents could result in criminal charges and warnings do not have to be given before a ticket is issued.The street parties have been an ongoing problem
More tenants in Toronto decided to go on rent strike on Sunday, joining hundreds in the city already withholding rent payments in protest of above-guideline rent increases.More than 100 tenants at 1440 and 1442 Lawrence Avenue W. are now striking in hopes their landlord, Barney River Investments, provides immediate and regular pest and bed bug treatment, elevator repairs and disinfection of frequently-touched surfaces in line with the city's COVID-19 health and safety measures."It's too much. It
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an alternative online institute named “Alt New College" after departing the school following the takeover. Alt New College says on its website that it was created to teach free and subsidized courses and to pre
Chris Brake of Pasadena has been the sole caregiver for his son Aaron for over a year. They're best friends, he says. (Submitted by Chris Brake)A single father in Pasadena is struggling to care for his autistic son while his own mental health is deteriorating — and with no relief on the horizon.Chris Brake has been the sole caregiver for his son for over a year. His son Aaron is 17 and has autism with high-support needs. When Brake separated from his ex-wife last year, he thought he'd be able to
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that American aid to Ukraine will keep flowing for now as he sought to reassure allies of continued U.S. financial support for the war effort. But time is running out, the president said in a warning to Congress. “We cannot under any circumstances allow American for Ukraine to be interrupted," Biden said in remarks from the Roosevelt Room after Congress voted late Saturday to avert a government shutdown by passing a short-term funding package tha
Manitobans go to the polls Tuesday, the election may be historic for one of two reasons: the first woman to lead the Progressive Conservatives to victory in that province or, if the NDP wins, the first Indigenous person to become premier. David Akin has a preview.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It looked like a typical U2 outdoor concert: Two helicopters zoomed through the starlit sky before producing spotlights over a Las Vegas desert and frontman Bono, who kneeled to the ground while singing the band's 2004 hit “Vertigo.” This scene may seem customary, but the visuals were created by floor-to-ceiling graphics inside the immersive Sphere. It was one of the several impressive moments during U2’s “UV Achtung Baby” residency launch show at the high-tech, globe-shaped ven
Hundreds of workers at Metro Vancouver are poised to strike as soon as Monday afternoon, after their union says it issued a 72-hour strike to the regional district on Friday. The Greater Vancouver Regional District Employees' Union (GVRDEU) says the union is asking for higher wages and protections for workers as the cost of living rises in the region. According to its website, the GVRDEU serves "the outside employees of Metro Vancouver" with over 600 members helping maintain services such as wat
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool criticized the Professional Game Match Officials Limited on Sunday and warned it will “explore the range of options available” following the VAR controversy at Tottenham. PGMOL, the referees’ governing body in England, admitted Video Assistant Referee officials Darren England and Dan Cook failed to act after Luis Diaz’ 34th-minute strike at Tottenham on Saturday was wrongly disallowed for offside. Still images of the incident showed Tottenham's Cristian Romero
EDITOR'S NOTE: CBC has removed the name and photo from this story. Now that this person is no longer missing, the identity is no longer in the public interest.Montreal police have found a missing 74-year-old woman in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent.The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) says she is safe and sound.She went missing on Friday and had last been seen near Toupin Boulevard in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.The SPVM had set up a command post at Parc Beauséjour.
A 2,200-year-old, doughnut-shaped Andean condor deposit is giving researchers a glimpse into how natural- and human-caused changes over time have affected the at-risk species, and perhaps other wildlife, as well