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  • 10 Ways to Reduce Night Fright in Seniors with Dementia

    An estimated 747,000 Canadians 65 years and older have dementia or impaired cognition. After 65, the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years. The Alzheimer Society of Canada estimates that family caregivers spent, on average, over 444 hours providing informal care for their loved ones ...
  • 15 Signs Their Memory Loss Could Be Alzheimer's Disease

    Forgetting someone's name once in a while or losing our keys from time to time happens to the best of us. Not remembering the little things is a normal part of aging. What isn't normal is when forgetting becomes an everyday occurrence or when losing things turns into unintentional neglect. This is ...
  • 4 Ways to Help Caregivers

    Posted by Steve Jones Family and professional caregivers play an integral role keeping their patients and loved ones healthy, active and emotionally fulfilled. All too often, as the caregiver juggles personal life, their job and health care duties, they become overworked and exhausted, resulting in ...
  • Fighting Boredom in our Aging Parents

    Boredom is an important quality-of-life issue for many senior citizens. Family caregivers must ensure that the physical, mental and emotional needs of seniors are being met. As we take care of parents at home, we must also strive to provide stimulating activities in order to prevent loved ones from ...
  • Combating Loneliness for Seniors

    We sometimes become preoccupied with the physical health of our seniors, while overlooking their emotional health — which can also dramatically affect their quality of life, and in turn influence their health. Loneliness is seniors is a common emotional issue that is often not addressed directly by ...
  • Five Things You Should Consider Before Hiring a Live-in Caregiver

    Posted by Steve Jones Sun, Aug 30, 2015 Perhaps its time to consider a live-in caregiver for a loved one? How do you know that a live-in caregiver is the right option? When is the right time? Here are five things you should consider before hiring a live-in caregiver: Does a loved one need a live-in ...
  • Which wheelchair should you buy? - Assistive Devices

    Posted by Steve Jones Wed, Sep 2, 2015 This is the first installment of our weekly segment on assistive devices. Every week, we will go into detail about a specific assistive device and all that you need to know before purchasing one. If you’ve never bought a wheelchair for a loved one before, it ...
  • In the news - women and Alzheimer's, new study

    Posted by Steve Jones Sun, Sep 13, 2015 Recently, a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that women’s Alzheimer’s symptoms worsen much quicker than men’s. The study claims that women with Alzheimer’s conditions deteriorate almost twice as fast as men with the ...
  • 10 Reasons You Should Consider Home Health Care

    Home health care benefits our loved ones and ourselves. Imagine freeing your loved one from the stresses of doctor visits and unexpected trips to the ER. Imagine freeing your heart of the guilt brought on by seeing a loved one in an unfamiliar hospital room, uncomfortable and unsure. Then there are ...