Amato

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Mending relationships through hearing treatment Hearing loss has a large impact on a relationship. Just ask Iolanda Canzona. Over the last few years, Iolanda knew her 85-year-old husband, Amato, had hearing problems. “Sometimes I just didn’t want to start a conversation because I had to keep repeating myself,” says Iolanda, who is 76. “He was…

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Bruce and Lisa

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Lisa Raitt: A CAREGIVER’S FOCUS Lisa Raitt is fighting a battle that makes any challenge she ever faced as a Member of Parliament and Senior Cabinet Minister pale by comparison. The former MP for Milton was also the first woman named as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). For more than a…

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Chaya

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From around the globe: Family connects with Baycrest patient When Esther Rootman saw that Baycrest was offering e-visits with residents, she didn’t waste any time. She rallied 50-plus relatives from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, London, Houston, New York City, Cincinnati, Kelowna, B.C., and other places to jump on a half-hour Zoom call. Her husband’s beloved 91-year-old…

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Rose

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Rose After a cancer diagnosis, Rose Bermanski was told she had a life expectancy of three months. She moved from her retirement home to the Shirley and Philip Granovsky Palliative Care Unit at Baycrest. But instead of a further decline, her health began to improve after two or three weeks. Rose had survived four concentration…

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David C

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David C I am sharing my story with you as a husband, caregiver and individual deeply affected by a recent experience. My 74-year-old wife was admitted to Baycrest Hospital last fall and after her four-month stay I felt compelled to share our story and express my gratitude to everyone who made it possible for me to…

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