‘Crisis to Crushin It’ part 1 with Joel Ingram and Tracey Maxfield

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#8: Mental illness and substance abuse in children and teenagers

Substance abuse and mental health problems often seem to go together. Which begs the question, which comes first, the chicken (mental illness) or the egg (substance use)? What we have seen, is that some mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder may contribute to substance use and addiction. Similarly,

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Financial, legal & health care planning

‘Dementia Aware…what you need to know’ about financial, legal & health care planning  In B.C., approximately 70,000 people have dementia, and sadly, this number will only continue to grow as the proportion of seniors in B.C. population increases over the next 10 to 15 years. Here in the Okanagan, we

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Medicinal Cannabis: A Therapeutic Alternative for Management of Chronic Pain in Older Australians by Leah Bisiani MHlthSc., Dip Bus., RN1., Dementia Consultant

DISCLAIMER: This article is not advocating medicating people living with dementia with cannabis, but is only considering the utilisation of medicinal cannabis for chronic intractable pain in our older population. Pain has been described as a fundamental and universal human experience, and thus access to effective pain relief should be

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