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  • Palliative Care Benefits the Entire Family

    If you're a Canadian suffering from a terminal illness, there's a good chance you haven't considered palliative care — even if you're aware the services exist and have access to them. The primary goal of palliative care services isn't to heal or to cure, but to offer comfort. They help patients and ...
  • Ways to Help Your Senior Live Safely at Home

    It is a known fact that seniors are more prone to falling and hurting themselves. As we grow older, our sense of balance becomes diminished and the stability of our stature is often weaker. Many falls happen right inside our own homes! The bathroom is the most common place where falls occur. Make ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 25, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Early-onset Alzheimer's disease, though similar in many ways to regular onset, has a few differences. For one, it can take effect much faster than regular ...
  • 4 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

    The following is an excerpt from our upcoming ebook, Living Well with Alzheimer's Disease, available for free on our website on November 1, 2013. This chapter outlines the stages of Alzheimer's in a couple different ways. There are several systems by which professionals gauge the stages of ...
  • Proper Sleep Could Slow Progress of Alzheimer's Disease

    Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center may have recently discovered a vital function of sleep that could completely change the way we view and treat neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The study found that the activities of the brain change ...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

    Early-onset Alzheimer's disease, though similar in many ways to regular onset, has a few differences. For one, it can take effect much faster than regular Alzheimer's, and, of course, it strikes people much younger. For anyone who has recently been disagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's or knows ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 18, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... How to Have a Safe Discharge from the Hospital Getting a family member home sadely is a common concern in many families when an elderly member has been in the hospital and is soon to be discharged. But coming home should be a ...
  • Palliative Care is Compassionate Care

    "Palliative" and "Care" are two words that may provoke fear and confusion in patients, their family members and loved ones. Palliative care is the compassionate care of a dying person by minimizing their suffering as they progress towards the end of life. Medically, this is achieved by helping dull ...
  • How to Have a Safe Discharge from the Hospital

    How do I best prepare for the discharge of my 78 year old mother who has had a lengthy stay in hospital and has been denied going to a rehabilitation facility prior to coming home? My dad (80) will be home with her, but it will be too much for him to be responsible to look after her. This story, or ...
  • Thanksgiving Family Traditions

    Thanksgiving is among my favorite holiday long weekends. It’s one of three public holidays in Canada, along with Christmas and Easter that call for a family dinner tradition. I love family dinners! You’d think that by virtue of its name, Ontario’s “Family Day” would also inspire a similar tradition ...
  • The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 11, 2013

    Get the latest home health care tips, news, and updates! FROM OUR BLOG... Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer's It's not too late! Join the Alzheimer Toronto team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon next Sunday and help them reach their goal of $50,000. Proceed go towards free ...
  • Senior and Long Term Care is Becoming a Bigger Priority for Provinces

    On October 4, Provincial health ministers met in Toronto to discuss improvements and funding for senior care across the country. To read the entire article by the Canadian Medical Association , click here . "Deb Matthews, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, who chaired a summit of ...
  • 10 Tips to Have a Happy Thanksgiving with Alzheimer's Disease

    As a family member of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be especially challenging. It may be painful for relatives to who don't often see Grandpa to understand how his disease has progressed and to cope with his lack of memory of events and even people. However, some ...
  • Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer's

    Join the Race! This October 20, 2013, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back again for it's 23rd year. The marathon includes a full marathon, half marathon, and 5k, along with entertainment, parties, and festivities all weekend long. Not everyone is in it for the running, however. For ...
  • 10 Statistics and Tips to Lower Risk of Diabetes in Canada

    Diabetes in Canada, like other countries around the world, is on the rise. About 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Nearly 90% of these have Type 2 Diabetes, a preventable but growing disease. Risk factors affecting the onset of Type 2 Diabetes include Aging Being overweight ...
  • How to Have "The Talk" With Your Senior Loved One

    As we get older, we all get more and more set in our ways. At some point, however, changes have to be made to accomodate failing health, vision, and cognition. For our aging parents and loved ones, this can be a difficult time and your suggestions and good intentions can lead to stubbornness and ...