Carbique Tse spends an afternoon with her mother, Connie Chan, 87, at the Yong Hee Geriatric Centre in Markham, Ontario on Dec. 15, 2010. Mrs. Chan is confined to a wheelchair, and has advanced dementia. She is fortunate that she was able to find a space in a Chinese language seniors home. As Canada's immigrant community ages, language barriers are ongoing problem in Canada's health care system - and research shows it leads to poorer health outcomes, more needless hospital admissions, and in the case of dementia, where memory tests are usually administered in English, sometimes misdiagnosis.
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