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Dr. Peter Breggin – Press Conference

World renowned psychiatrist who will speak about the dangers and behavioral  abnormalities and changes within the brain caused by psychiatric drugs.  His work has lead to legal victories against drug companies, resulting in FDA  mandated changes in regard to what manufacturers must admit about the  disfunctioning their drugs are causing, widely used psychiatric drugs such as  Prozac, […]

Jeanne Marie Hackama – Open Arms Group Home

Jeanne Marie Hackama plead guilty to assault at Court of Queens Bench Court thismorning, Madame Justice D.A. Sulyma presiding. The criminal investigationrevealed that Hackama withheld food and hydration from these most vulnerable,defenceless persons. Madame Justice noted that the defendant was remorseless. It was noted in the court that the Public Guardian’s Office had failed to […]

Courts – Upcoming Hearing

 Edmonton Court, Queens Bench – Friday November 4, 2011 @ 2:00 PM –    Lawsuit-Elder Advocates of Alberta Society et al vs. Crown et al          Application by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal which held that Alberta Health Services owed a duty of care to monitor, […]

Exploring Long Term Care Accommodation Fees

>>> This is the home of two seniors > Income paid by the seniors for this space is $2, 944.00 a month > Annually $35, 328.00 > See the full gallery on Posterous >>> This senior lives behind the pink curtain next to the window. > The area of her home measures 7′ x 11′ […]

Beware of the Simard MD

The SIMARD MD test purports to be a screening tool for  the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers.  It consists of three questions that supposedly identifies if a person  is cognitively fit to drive.  At the beginning of the test the person is given 10 words. He/she              must repeat as many as possible. […]

SIMARD MD – an evaluation

The SIMARD MD test purports to be a screening tool for  the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers.  It consists of three questions that supposedly identify if a person  is cognitively fit to drive.  At the beginning of the test the person is given 10 words. He/she              must repeat as many as possible. […]

Melissa Ekkelenkamp missing Alberta Hospital patient.

Melissa Ekkelenkamp was admitted to Alberta Hospital a week before  she slipped out while under “close observation”.  She has not been seen  since Wed. morning, July 6/11.  According to reports, a ground search  with volunteers, was begun at Alberta Hospital on Tues. July 12/11. Family expressed concern for her well being, they have said it’s hard […]

Ministry of Transportation targets Alberta Seniors

The Alberta government is carrying out a pilot project in relation to the licensing of seniors. The protocol carried out in cooperating medical clinics is as follows:  When the unsuspecting senior arrives at the medical clinic expecting  to have a physical exam, he is led to a room by a registered nurse  who administers a […]

Alberta Hospital, another missing patient

– May 28, 1987, Nels Karsten Norregaard was known to be missing from the  geriatric unit before noon. His attending physician, Dr.  Asad Brahim, (now  Director of Alberta Hospital) failed to fill out the Form 8 to notify police of  the missing man until evening. June 1, 1987, Norregaard’s certificates  had lapsed and therefore on June […]

Lorraine Adolph, Fatality Inquiry – 1st. Day

December 4/08, 11:00 AM, the day that Lorraine Adolphe was  let out for a smoke, the temperature was -18 dropping down to -25  with a heavy wind chill of -35. A testifying constable cited “icy roads, poor visibility, heavy snow,  driving and poor walking – see only 100 meters in front of you”. Police who […]

Starvation of Son, Father found criminally responsible

An Edmonton man has been found guilty of starving his autistic son to the point he resembled a “concentration camp victim.” The 59-year-old father was found guilty of failing to provide the  necessities of life, unlawful confinement, and assault with a weapon. “He looked like a victim from a concentration camp,” said Crown prosecutor, Chantelle […]

Dr. John van Olm is cited unprofessional conduct for billing deceased patients

Dr. Van Olm billed scores of patients daily at 12 nursing homes & 4  senior citizen lodges and also some decedents. He took money from  elderly patient clients. His actions have been criminal however his  professional association, the College of Physicians & Surgeons has  suspended him for 3 months, a little holiday. This professional is probably […]

The DriveABLE Competence Screen as a predictor of on-road driving in a clinical sample

Research Article “The DriveAble Competence Screen as a predictor of on-road driving in a clinical sample” A research study by Nicol Korner-Bitensky1,2 and Susan Sofer1,3 1School of Physical and  Occupational Therapy, McGill University,  2Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain, and 3Autonomy-Community-Therapy Inc., Montreal, Quebec,  CanadPosted CONCLUSION “As a predictor of on-road failure, the Screen was […]

DriveAble driving test. Say NO.

It has been reported to us that seniors seeking to renew their driving license, who request a physical & a Medical Examination for Motor Vehicle Operators Form from their physician, are being denied the Form. Rather they are being directed to a private agency, DriveAble. Then without the senior’s permission, in violation of all privacy […]

DISCIPLINING SENIORS IN LONG TERM CARE & MENTAL HOSPITALS – VILLA CARITAS

See website -“Disciplining a Nursing Home senior” “Gloria Pickles: Human Rights Complaint at Villa Caritas