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Dear colleagues and Compassionate Community advocates, The Covenant Health Palliative Institute is pleased to announce the release of My Wishes Alberta: Planning for My Care. My Wishes Alberta is a fillable workbook that helps people identify what’s important to them in their life, health, and personal care. It guides people through the “think” step of […]

Diving Into Dreams

What are Dreams? A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Humans spend about two hours dreaming per night, and each dream lasts around 5 to 20 minutes, although the dreamer may perceive the dream as being much longer than […]

Gender and Population Studies (GAPS) in Health

Lead by Peter Kellett PhD RN, the Migration, Gender, and Health team is pursuing research and intervention projects focused on addressing the gender related challenges faced by migrants to new countries, and particularly migrants to Canada. Click here to read the article!

Let’s Get Active About Our Heart Health!

Ischemic heart disease or disease of the vessels that supply your heart with blood and oxygen is the second leading cause of death in Canada. It is the most common type of cardiovascular disease. Some people think that it is just a disease “older people” get; others picture a man clutching his chest, as often […]

Awareness Builds Connection in Dementia-Friendly Communities (ABCD) Project

Introducing the Rural Development Networks’ ABCD pilot project! The ABCD project aims to destigmatize dementia and raise awareness around dementia prevention while supporting rural Albertan communities in the implementation of dementia-inclusive initiatives. Click here to watch the Mini-Documentary!

Focus on Your Mental Health for your New Year’s Resolution

Do you have a New Year’s resolution? How does improving your mental health sound? Your mind and body cooperate powerfully. The way you think affects how you feel, and vice versa. When you feel stressed, your muscles get tense and you might experience headaches and stomach problems; a physical reaction called “fight or flight”. Feeling […]