The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 11, 2013

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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 counselling, support and education, and specialized care training.


10 Tips to Have a Happy Thanksgiving with Alzheimer’s Disease

The holidays can be stressful, even without caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. However, some thoughful planning and preparation for everyone involved can minimize the stress and help you all have a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving this weekend.

Senior and Long Term Care is Becoming a Bigger Priority for Provinces

Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, who chaired a summit of provincial health ministers signaled that, instead of confrontation, the provinces want closer, more energetic collaboration with the federal government ” especially on improvements to senior care.


60-minute Thanksgiving dinner [Video]

Food columnist Corey Mintz cooks up a reimagined Thanksgiving feast that includes an open-faced turkey sandwich, gravy, candied yams, and collards, as well as pumpkin cookies inspired by OMG Bakery.

Newspaper and Cup of Coffee

Taking Care of Caregivers: More After-Hours Support for Dementia Caregivers

“Family caregivers deliver the vast majority of care for the 200,000 persons with dementia in Ontario in their own homes,” says Kathy Wright, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and a Co-Chair of the Ontario Dementia Network. “With agitation, confusion and wandering often occurring in the early evening, Telehealth Ontario’s after-hours support is a vital tool for caregivers managing stressful situations when organizations like the Alzheimer Societies are closed.”

Provincial and Territorial Health and Wellness Ministers Focus on Quality and Prevention for Patients and Their Families

Provincial and territorial health and wellness ministers are collaborating more than ever to improve the health of all Canadians by strengthening the quality of health care delivery and focusing on preventative care. Ministers are committed to improving care for patients and their families, based on evidence and best value for taxpayer dollars.


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