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Serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra since 1984 FRIDAY January 25, 2013 11 Coquitlam competes for film industry dollars Your source for local news, sports, opinion and entertainment: Date set for hit and run trial Cory Sater will appear in court next October Jeremy Deutsch A trial date has been set for the man accused of killing two Tri-Cities women in an alleged drunk-driving crash. A four-week trial is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1 for Cory Sater, the man accused in the crime. His lawyer made an appearance in New Westminster Supreme Court Thursday to set the date. Sater is facing 10 charges related to the February 2011 crash that killed Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz. The charges include two counts each of dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and causing an accident resulting in death. His trial was set to begin in Port Coquitlam Provincial Court this month, but the date was quashed after he elected to have his case heard in Supreme Court instead. Cruz had been driving with her 28-year-old boyfriend in a Nissan Pathfinder just before 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 when the vehicle crashed at Lougheed Highway and Pitt River Road. The two got out of the car, and 30-year-old Reaveley and her husband Dan stopped to help. As the four stood outside the Nissan at the PoCo intersection, a 1995 white Jeep Cherokee allegedly ran down both women. They died instantly. ESCORTED CRUISE Lisa King/NOW Coquitlam resident Heather Andrews holds a photo of her late father, James Little, who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for nearly a decade. Sharing the story of Alzheimer’s January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and events are planned for patients, caregivers John Kurucz It started with the odd slip-up — a forgotten name or the repetition of a conversation that had taken place just minutes before. From there, Heather Andrews watched her father’s condition regress into significant memory loss and frustration. Andrews’ father James Little — who often went by his middle name, Gord — suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for close to a decade before his death two years ago. In light of January being desig- nated Alzheimer’s Awareness Month throughout Canada, Andrews is sharing her story of life with a loved one who experienced the seemingly random disease. “You need patience and you need empathy,” said Andrews, a 58-yearold Coquitlam resident. “I have seen people become frustrated with people with Alzheimer’s. But they’re not acting that way to piss you off. It’s not something intentional. You have to chill out and get used to it.” A long-standing PoCo resident before his death, Little began to show signs of his condition about nine years ago. Those initial indicators were not uncommon to those suffering from the disease: increasing instances of forgetfulness, repeating a conversation that had already taken place, and a rise in anxiety and frustration. In fact, one incident sticks out in Andrews’ mind as the tell-tale sign that something was awry. Having just finished watching a movie with her dad, he compared the movie’s plot to one he had previously watched. Minutes later, he recalled that same comparison. “From that point forward, he often repeated himself and would then say, ‘I’ve asked you that before, haven’t I?’” Andrews recalled. “He’d get frustrated quite a bit and we could feel the frustration. But it was frustrating for him more so than [the rest of the family].” In order to cope with her dad’s memory loss — and to not highlight his forgetfulness in front of him — Andrews developed a system of “dancing around” conversations. If her dad repeated something, she would simply respond by wording things differently, or approaching the conversation in a different manner. “You just have to try and be patient,” she said. “You have to try and dance around it and find different ways to approach it so that they don’t become more frustrated. The more frustrated they become, it makes  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, see WORKSHOP. CRAZY CRUISE OFFER #2 NEW SHIP! APRIL 5, 2014 Depart roundtrip Miami for 7 fabulous Caribbean nights! BALCONY FROM ONLY $1029*CAD per person INCLUDING ALL PORT CHARGES AND TAXES Book Oceanview or higher before Feb 18, 2013 and choose EITHER FREE Beverages including beer, spirits and wine OR $200 Onboard Credit per stateroom (some restrictions apply - please ask for details) *Rates are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy and subject to availability at time of booking. Airfare and transfers are additional. Cruise Holidays of Port Coquitlam #105, 2310 Ottawa St (Between Costco and White Spot) p: 604.472.1212 ❘ toll free: 1.888.245.1900 SAME LOCATION FOR OVER 12 YEARS Full-time Consultants on site We’re the Cruise Experts BC REG #3269

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