TRACY MCLAUGHLIN/SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA Joan Arbuckle, 83, is pictured in the Windemere Memory Care ward at the Georgian Bay Retirement Home.

Unlocking memories

PENETANGUISHENE -- Yesterday. For most of us, that means 24 hours ago, but for people suffering with dementia, the word "yesterday" can mean 60 or 70

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Mya Erskine, 11, is shown with some of the trophies and medals she has won in her three years competing with the Mariposa Wrestling Club. The talented athlete recently won her second consecutive Canada East Wrestling Festival title and was named that event’s most outstanding wrestler — a remarkable feat for someone who was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in September.

Winning the battle

Mya Erskine is a fighter. Just ask anyone who has had the daunting task of facing her across a wrestling mat.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Until about a hundred years ago, advertising for patent medicines was unregulated; the miraculous claims did not have to be proven or verified. The violet wand promised to cure any number of ills by applying a mild electric current.

Quack medicine

Reading this article is guaranteed to cure hiccups, epilepsy, nausea, tinnitus and plantar warts. Go ahead; try it. You will feel better.

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