Highlights / misconceptions

Society

‘People with Down syndrome are people first’: dad

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day and a time when activists and parents seek to dispel the myths that dog people with the syndrome. The genetic disorder makes people look different and causes cognitive disabilities that vary in severity. »

Health, Society

Attitudes towards dementia need change: group

There are many misconceptions and outdated attitudes towards dementia, says Mary Schulz, education director at the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The society has just kicked off a social-media campaign to reduce the stigma around the disease. Stigma can be worse »