11/29/2023 0 Comments
Hello Lewy Warriors!
Another month has come and gone so it is time for our monthly update! We hope everyone has had a wonderful November and you are all ready for the holidays and the end of the year. It's been quite a year for us and we have big plans for December.
First and foremost, we wanted to remind everyone that we are not doing a Holiday Fundraiser this year. Instead, we encourage you to donate to Dr. Pasternak's LBD research directly by visiting the donation landing page (www.westernconnect.ca/site/SPageNavigator/schulich.html;jsessionid=00000000.app20051a?designee=7682&NONCE_TOKEN=6A19D7EC1D74592D2E71C50BEF086720) or The LBD Research Fund & Donations page of our website. All donations go directly to Dr. Pasternak's research and there are many ways to donate (online, over the phone, by mail). Plus, you get a tax receipt that you can use when tax season rolls around next year!
As you can see from the video posted above, the first of our "CLBDI Talks" interview series is now live on our YouTube channel. We sat down with Dr. Pasternak to talk about LBD research, what got him into neurology, where the donations will be used in the future, and more. Please check it out and be sure to like and subscribe to stay up to date on all the videos we release. The second video, featuring Natalia Busch RN from Sunnyside LTC, will be going live before the end of the year. We'll be talking with her about long-term care, Sunnyside's recent "Butterfly" accreditation, and more.
In December, we'll be heading out and giving a presentation at Terrace On The Square in Waterloo on Monday, Dec. 11th. We're looking forward to getting out in the community more in the coming months and we're beginning to book presentations for 2024. If you or someone you know is interested in having us come and talk about CLBDI and Lewy Body Dementia, send us an email or message! We'd love to come out and speak!
We are also still planning to launch a line of hats for this winter but are running a bit behind due to supplier issues. Fear not, though, as we will have some updates on that as soon as we can. We still have some CLBDI T-shirts available, so send us a message if you are interested in purchasing one of them. Half of all money raised through shirt and merchandise sales goes directly to Dr. Pasternak's research at UWO.
Lastly, we've added some more resources to the LBD Resources page of our website that includes a link to the Ontario Caregivers Organization which features tons of great information and resources for carers in Ontario. We also wanted to mention, since tax season is coming up, that you should check out the Canada Caregiver Credit (CCC) if you are caring for a Loved One. Many people are unaware of this benefit and it could be very helpful for carers who have had to sacrifice working to care for someone they love.
That's all from us for November! See you at the end of the year!
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.