• Seniors’ Rx for Good Health:

    Seniors’ Rx for Good Health:

    Like sunshine and vitamins, pets are just plain healthy for seniors. They are that spark plug to getting out among friends, keeping fit and making a senior’s day better. Read More

  • 5 Secrets to Better Sleep

    5 Secrets to Better Sleep

    The jury is in: Driving drowsy is as dangerous as (if not more so than), driving drunk. And yet, millions of us do it every day. Read More

  • Fighting Back

    Fighting Back

    For about two weeks now, a group has been gathering around lunchtime at Elgin’s Eastside Recreation Center to literally fight back against Parkinson’s disease. Read More

  • Recreating Family Holiday Time

    Recreating Family Holiday Time

    There are currently nearly five million seniors in Canada, and many of them reside in nursing homes. Read More

  • 5 Stages of Caregiving

    5 Stages of Caregiving

    Caregiving is like a dramatic movie where the the story itself is unpredictable, full of twists, turns, highs, and lows. Read More

  • Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

    Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

    It is important to be able to distinguish whether memory losses are part of the normal process of aging or cause for concern. Read More

  • Drug Interactions

    Drug Interactions

    A miracle of modern medicine is the development of medications that can alter the natural history of once-fatal or disabling illnesses. Read More

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

    Be leery of offers that say “Today only,” “Too good to pass up,” “Cash only” or “Limited offer.” Read More

  • When Worry Becomes a Concern

    When Worry Becomes a Concern

    As an adult child of aging parents, you might notice a change in their behaviour as a result of stress, depression or anxiety. Read More

  • Old Age isn't for Sissies

    Old Age isn't for Sissies

    When geriatricians and other specialists are asked to identify the common reasons for decline in older adults, we tend to agree that age alone is not a sufficient explanation. Read More

  • A “Touch of Arthritis”?

    A “Touch of Arthritis”?

    Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that literally means inflammation of a joint (from the Greek arthro, meaning joint, plus itis meaning inflammation). Read More

  • Vacationing as You Age

    Vacationing as You Age

    Be it due to health, mobility, finances, the need for a travelling companion or the fear of a tiring trip, a successful getaway takes time to plan. Read More

  • When Care is Needed 24/7

    When Care is Needed 24/7

    Here are ten very practical tips to help you make the best decisions possible, for yourself or a loved one. Read More

  • Kitchen Nightmare to Dream Job

    Kitchen Nightmare to Dream Job

    Gordon Ramsay – yes, the intimidating chef from Hell’s Kitchen—did something very admirable for a fellow chef with epilepsy. Read More

  • Reducing Risks in the Kitchen

    Reducing Risks in the Kitchen

    The kitchen is the hub of every home—a place to cook and entertain, and where people spend a considerable amount of time. Read More

  • Home Care Services...

    Home Care Services...

    Five years ago, at the relatively young age of 60, my husband suffered a stroke that left him profoundly disabled. Read More

  • 10 Tips for Retirees...

    10 Tips for Retirees...

    Have those dreams of sitting on a tropical island, sipping martinis, been replaced by caregiving for a loved one? Make the most of retirement years with these words of advice: Read More

  • How to Be a Music Detective

    How to Be a Music Detective

    The best approach, says Letitia Rogers, a Music & Memory Coordinator, is to become a “music detective.” Read More

  • 5 Common Beliefs That Harm Caregivers

    5 Common Beliefs That Harm Caregivers

    Caregiving is a complicated role, full of joy and sometimes grief and frustration. Read More

  • Avoid a Nursing Home

    Avoid a Nursing Home

    Most of us want to stay independent and make our own decisions for as long as possible. Here are some ideas for keeping safe on your own. Read More

  • Save Your Energy

    Save Your Energy

    If you have physical, psychological or emotional limitations, you may find it difficult to do everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning because of the energy output required to do those tasks. Read More

  • 100 Ways to Feel Better...

    100 Ways to Feel Better...

    I have had a love/hate relationship with lists and the practice of keeping lists throughout my life, and especially during the last 15 years of my illness (a rare form of fibromyalgia). Read More

  • Remembering Grandma’s Quilts...

    Remembering Grandma’s Quilts...

    Grandma loved us and kept us close in her heart. Her magnificent creations were a key part of the strong family bonds that she formed and cultivated. Read More

  • I’ve Got a Secret

    I’ve Got a Secret

    Does your family member have a ‘secret’ that makes you hesitant to seek care for them? Read More

  • Marriage Causes This Common Disease

    Marriage Causes This Common Disease

    “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes. Read More

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