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Alzheimer’s and dementia:
The realities COVID-19 has brought to light

June 23, 2020


COVID-19 is creating unforeseen challenges in our health care system, but what about the future? Our most vulnerable populations may be at higher risk including those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Join MedicAlert CEO Leslie McGill for an enlightening conversation with Canada’s leading healthcare journalist, Andre Picard, and world-renowned Alzheimer and dementia clinician/researcher and Director of Canada’s Krembil Research Institute, Dr. Donald Weaver.



 
 
Type 2 diabetes and virtual care during COVID-19
January 19, 2021


COVID-19 is creating unforeseen challenges in our health care system, but what about the future? Our most vulnerable populations may be at higher risk including those with Type 2 diabetes.

Join MedicAlert CEO Leslie McGill for an enlightening conversation with Endocrinologists Dr. Jeremy Gilbert and Dr. Ilana Halperin from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to learn more about Type 2 diabetes and virtual care during COVID-19.


 
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout
February 25, 2021


The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is creating unique challenges across the country impacting communities, health care systems and the economy in different ways - leaving more questions than there are answers. When will all Canadians be fully vaccinated? How effective will the vaccines be against all COVID-19 strains? And the biggest question of all, when or will Canada return to normal?

Join MedicAlert CEO Leslie McGill for critical conversation with Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Isaac Bogoch from University Health Network, and Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. Hear the experts’ perspectives on how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will impact Canadians and our economy in the short term, and what things may look like in the future.



 
 
The Uphill Battle to Improve Canada’s Long-Term Care Sector
April 21, 2021
 

It has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to see the inadequacies of Canada’s long-term care sector. However, if you were really paying attention, even just 10 years ago, you would have easily been able to predict the calamity we are now seeing.

Join MedicAlert CEO Leslie McGill for an in-depth conversation with Drs. Pat Armstrong and Jacqueline Choinière, expert researchers from York University, who have been studying and calling for change in Canada’s Long-Term Care sector for decades.

Leaders in their field, Drs. Armstrong and Choinière have both short-term and long-term recommendations that would help to course-correct the canyon-like gaps in Canada’s long-term care sector.