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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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Brain Care Centre Announces New Board President

Brain Care Centre is thrilled to welcome Dave Jamieson as our new board president. We are fortunate to have someone with the expertise and passion for our mission that will allow him to add tremendously to the great work being done by our board and to help us advance the goals of the organization. Dave Jamieson brings…

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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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Join us in supporting Dr. Garnet Cummings

We would like to congratulate Dr. Garnet Cummings, the 2019 recipient of the Patrick Hirschi Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Garnet Cummings has devoted his professional career to assisting others. He has over 22 years of experience as an emergency doctor, including his experience heading STARS in Edmonton. He was the Chief of Emergency at the…

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Exercise for your Brain

Physical activity isn’t just for your waist line; it can have a significant effect on your brain. A minimum of 150 minutes per week (in bouts of 10 minutes or more) of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity (e.g. bike riding, jogging, swimming) can make beneficial changes to your brain: growth of new blood vessels…

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Virtual Support Groups & Online Resources

Peer-to-peer support can now be found online using popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, and in the form of personal blogs. While virtual support can be beneficial for both individuals with an acquired brain injury and caregivers, it is important to also recognize the potential risks associated with this new outlet…

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Brain Care Centre’s Concussion Webinars

Brain Care Centre (BCC) has completed its first webinar series Concussions and You! This six part series discussed what a concussion is, return to learn and return to sport protocols, BCC’s Concussion Service Program and other resources in the community. We also had BCC’s Occupational Therapist and Counsellors as guest speakers to discuss coping strategies…

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Finding Hope in the Holidays through Art

As many individuals experience stress during the holidays, for caregivers this may be a particularly difficult time of year.  Caregivers experience stress often, but the holidays may be a particularly tough time. Issues such as missing social events their loved ones find challenging, having to meet their own, and others’ expectations of them, needing to…

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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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It was a December that Changed My Life Forever…

The last thing I remember about that day, just before Christmas, is that I was standing outside my local hockey arena and that I felt a “chill” that something bad was about to happen. From what I’ve been told, as I was getting into my car, another vehicle drove up from behind and hit my car,…

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