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Greg’s Triathlon World Competition, in support of BCC

We’re so excited to announce that we are partnering with Corporate Sponsor, Northwest Healthcare Properties, to send former Brain Care Centre client, Greg Shimizu to the World ITU Triathlon taking place in Australia this September. In 2012, Greg Shimizu was cycling as part of his training for a triathlon when he was involved in a…

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How to Avoid a Scam

Has anyone knocked on your door wanting to help you save money on your energy bill? Have you been offered a dream vacation for just $50? Have you been asked to verify your account online or over the phone? If you answered “yes” to any of these then you’ve encountered some of the most recent…

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An Underappreciated Link: Brain Injury, Homelessness, and Addiction

Brain injury, homelessness, and addiction –  regardless of which occurs first, experiencing just one increases the odds of experiencing the other two.  In fact, the percentage of homeless people who have suffered a brain injury may be seven times higher than the general population1, and 20% of people who do not have a pre-existing substance…

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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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