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  • 4 Ways for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Avoid Infection

    As family caregivers for our aging or disabled parents, we want to give the best care possible. We learn through trial and error and we do research to manage pain, flare-ups, or other issues, but many of us don't think about researching preventative practices to avoid these common issues. Sometimes, ...
  • Home Care Services to Help You Live Longer, Happier, More Fulfilled Lives

    I received a call the other day from a woman who was frustrated and and flustered because she couldn't find an Ontario-based home health care service that provides complex care packages and customized solutions for her needs. Unfortunately, she's not alone. Many people who would benefit from ...
  • 5 Dietary Tips to Help Manage COPD Symptoms

    If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), it is important to remember that your symptoms can be manageable via your diet. Here are some nutritional tips to manage your COPD symptoms and avoid exacerbating your condition. Before we begin, we need to understand how food affects your ...
  • 6 Facts About Family Caregivers [Stats]

    Many people complain about the state of the health care system in Canada, but without the millions of dedicated, unpaid family caregivers across the country, the system would look a lot worse. There are an estimated 4-5 million Canadians who are currently caring for family members with long-term ...
  • Living with Alzheimer's Disease in Toronto

    1 in 11 Canadians over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Within the next generation the number of Canadians with some form of dementia will more than double, from about half a million today to well over 1 million. So chances are good that you’ll be affected by dementia in your ...
  • Top 10 Guidelines for Caring for Teenagers and Elderly Parents

    Of all the major passages of life, you may not at first think that adolescence and old age have a lot in common, but those of us in the “Sandwich Generation” may find these parallels useful and entertaining. A little humor can go a long way to ease the pain for the whole family. Best wishes to you! ...
  • Be a Superhero for Your Family

    One time my family went out to the lake at our cottage. My daughter climbed onto this battery-powered floaty. She drove circles around us for hours. At one point she started to drive away from me. I thought I could swim fast enough to catch up to her. So I let her get about 10 yards away, and then I ...
  • How One Person Took National Health Care into Her Own Hands

    When Allison Hunt found out that she needed a new hip -- and that Canada’s national health care system would require her to spend nearly 2 years on a waiting list (and in pain) -- she took matters into her own hands. "So by now I was walking the lobby, and of course, that hurt, because of my hip, ...
  • Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age

    William H. Thomas, M.D. is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. A graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1986, he completed graduate medical training at the Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency. While pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine, a ...
  • TED Talks: What If Our Healthcare System Kept Us Healthy?

    What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED Rebecca Onie describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that — and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college ...
  • If Your Aging Loved One Falls, Will Somebody Be There to Pick Them Up?

    “Don’t worry — I know how to fall” Falls happen. They don’t just happen in nursing homes (in fact, only 10% of falls happen in a nursing home). My friend's father fell all the time. He would fall when when my friend only was 3 steps away from him. He kept saying “Don’t worry; I know how to fall,” ...