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Brain Care Centre Response to COVID-19

Updated March 16, 2020 In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Wednesday, March 18th, our 1-1 client and caregiver services will be restricted to over the phone, video conferencing through Google Hangouts, or email. Our operating hours remain the same during this time (8:30am-4:30pm), as providing support, resources, and services remains our priority (albeit…

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My Life Changed in an Instant

This November, Brain Care Centre mailed out our annual donation request letter, which aims to raise $10,000 this holiday season. Your support helps people we serve, like Dan: My life changed in an instant. I think many of us know that can happen, but we never think it will. Until it does. When I set…

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Don’t Break under Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a busy time: purchasing gifts; decorating; attending parties; visiting friends and family. It’s easy to get lost in the whirlwind of activities. To keep stress from overwhelming you, here are some tips to help you cope: Budget. Understand what your financial position is and make a budget for buying gifts….

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Golf Tips & Tricks

Brain Care Centre’s 6th Annual Brain Matters Charity Golf Tournament is fast approaching and the excitement is growing every day! We complied some tips and tricks to help our golfers succeed. Hopefully this success means they can win some of our prizes! Prepare the night before The early bird gets the worm! Or at least…

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Depression and Brain Injuries

Feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness. Disinterest in daily activities. Fatigue or loss of energy. These are just some of the symptoms of one of the most prevalent mental health disorders, depression, which affects approximately 1 in 10 people. However, when the person suffering from depression has a brain injury, these details may change. SYMPTOMS…

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Fight the February Blues

February is notoriously known as one of the hardest months to get through. In December, the holidays keep people occupied, and in January, there is the afterglow of the holidays. Then comes February—28 or 29 bleak, gray days which can send some into a hopeless funk that lasts approximately until the first daffodils bloom in mid-March….

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A Second in Time

“A second in time.” That’s all it took for Dr. Garnet Cummings’ life to change on August 27th, 1998. While returning home after a day shift as the Chief of Emergency at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, he was hit on the passenger side by a three quarter ton truck carrying a welding unit going 140km/hr,…

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Brain Injury 101: What is an Acquired Brain Injury and Why Should I Care?

In Canada, approximately 1.5 million people are living with an acquired brain injury. However, that number is realistically much larger due to the fact that many brain injuries go undiagnosed and unreported. Brain injury can be complicated to understand and diagnose, especially because no two brains are the same. Often, individuals live with the effects…

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