Daily Media Digest June 15, 2023

Making good on promises: Long-term care workers’ mental health is a shared long-term responsibility
The Conversation
“As COVID-19 fades from public consciousness, workers in long-term care (LTC) are at risk of falling out of sight and out of mind.”
TAGS: long term care (LTC), mental health, pandemic, University of Calgary

Waypoint Achieves Highest Possible Rating from Accreditation Canada
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
“The on-site Accreditation survey team specifically commended Waypoint for consistently upholding our values as an organization and prioritizing patient and staff safety.”
TAGS: mental health, accreditation, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

The natural path to happiness – Happiness Lab explores the link between nature and well-being
Carleton University
“With the aim of tackling honeybee decline, researchers at Western University have shown certain probiotic bacteria can be used to help ward off …”
TAGS: depression, mental health, nature, Carleton University

How Are Obesity and Alzheimer’s Disease Alike?
“While the relationship between obesity and cognitive decline remains complex, there’s increasing evidence that they are, indeed, connected.”
TAGS: obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, Montreal Neurological Institute (The Neuro)

New extensive needs program wraps care around patient and his family
Hamilton Health Sciences
“For children with several medical, physical and developmental complexities and social vulnerabilities who need access to many different care providers, navigating the health-care system can be overwhelming.”
TAGS: pediatric health, patient perspective, Hamilton Health Sciences