Take Care of Your Brain – 6 Tips for Mental Health

Caring for your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Perhaps now, during this time of uncertainty and social distancing, it’s more important than ever.

May 4-10 marks Mental Health Week, and throughout this week our team at OBI will be sharing some of the information and resources that we’ve put together in collaboration with our partners.

These resources include six easy brain tips you can follow daily to nurture your mental health, detailed guides and toolkits to support yourself or your loved ones, and public talks and blog posts that focus on a vast range of topics pertaining to mental health and wellness. Continue reading “Take Care of Your Brain – 6 Tips for Mental Health”

Community care as an extension of healthcare

When we think of healthcare, nurses,doctors, hospitals, and informal caregivers likely come to mind. And rightly so, given the tremendous role they play, especially when the health need is urgent – and an especially stark reminder through our current healthcare crisis.  Often overlooked is the care provided to people outside of the formal healthcare system, the care they receive from their community. Continue reading “Community care as an extension of healthcare”

Social Distancing Yes, Social Isolation No


Caring for Those Living with Dementia, Stroke and Neurodegenerative Diseases

By now you have heard a lot about the COVID-19 virus and its impact in Canada and around the world, including some mandatory self-isolation in parts of Europe and elsewhere.  While trying to maintain a safe distance from others during this time is a good idea, we cannot forget about those who are the most vulnerable, including people living with dementia, stroke or neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading “Social Distancing Yes, Social Isolation No”