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September 13, 2018
Caregivers Respond to Behaviour Changes of Loved Ones
In preparation for World Alzheimer’s Day September 21, we’re highlighting some of the unique challenges faced by in-home caregivers supporting those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Before you see it first-hand … and live with it day after day ...
November 26, 2018
Elder Abuse Remains a Hidden Problem
Despite the fact that millions of people in Canada are caring for an aging loved one, elder abuse remains a hidden problem that is largely under-recognized and under-reported. In fact, it is estimated that only one in six cases or fewer are ever reported, meaning the ...
Health and Wellness
February 05, 2021
Healthy eating for seniors
Healthy eating is a key part of aging well. It is a way for you to stay healthy and strong, which is important to maintain your independence and quality of life. View the original article from Canada's Food Guide Why Healthy Eating Matters Healthy eating can help: maintain a ...
March 18, 2019
Nutrition Needs Change as We Age
No matter our age, we’re all more aware of the impact proper nutrition makes in living a healthy life. But that doesn’t mean we always make the right choice when it comes to eating properly. And if we don’t eat properly in the early and middle stages of our life, then it’s ...
January 29, 2019
Every Month is Heart Month
We Bring Awareness to it in February, but ‘Every Month is Heart Month’ February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million ...
August 11, 2018
Eye Health Beyond Age 60
Caregivers quickly become accustomed to the frequency of health care appointments many of our charges need to keep. Most of these are regularly scheduled or follow-ups to previous appointments, but it’s easy for some other needs to be overlooked. The end of summer and ...
December 08, 2018
Noticing the Need: Checking On Aging Parents Over the Holidays
One of the best things about the holiday season is the chance to spend quality time with family members, whether they live near or far. Getting together in the spirit of the holidays is a great way to cherish old memories, make new ones, and check in on our aging loved ones. ...
May 03, 2019
The Most Important Lesson about Stroke Awareness? Act FAST!
With May being Stroke Awareness Month, I would implore anyone reading this to take to heart one thing: If you think you or someone close to you – at work, at school, at home – might be suffering a stroke, it’s vital that you get help quickly. The faster a stroke victim gets ...
March 09, 2019
Daylight Savings Time Change Affects Seniors
We start Daylight Savings Time again this week in most of Canada. This semiannual ritual is a nuisance (springing forward costs us an hour of sleep) or a blessing (falling back lets us catch up on rest at least a little), depending on where we are in the cycle. If it affects ...
December 14, 2018
Experience the Times of Your Life
One of the rituals of family gatherings is the group photo. Parents wrangle the young ones into standing still and making a normal expression (real smiles, please) just long enough for Aunt Betty to click the shutter. Another entry for the family album. A generation ago, ...
November 28, 2018
Shorter Days Impact Seniors in Many Ways
Since we’ve just had our clocks “fall back” to standard time across most of the country, that means darkness is already settling in even as we drive home from work. Less light, more cold (often accompanied by precipitation of some sort and/or wind) can have a debilitating ...
November 16, 2018
Keep Seniors Safe and Warm in Their Homes
Staying warm in the middle of an Arctic blast is always a hassle, and we certainly endorse all the good advice offered about covering up hands and ears and dressing in layers. But because the cold weather is a particular threat to the oldest and youngest among us, I wanted ...