Based on lessons learned in the book, 'Letters from Madelyn: Chronicles of a Caregiver' here are some of my tried and true survival tips... Read More
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
Who can you trust? The media isn’t always the most reliable when it comes to public health and safety. Read More
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
There are currently nearly five million seniors in Canada, and many of them reside in nursing homes. Read More
Have those dreams of sitting on a tropical island, sipping martinis, been replaced by caregiving for a loved one?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:
Morning routines are all the buzz these days. Everyone has one, good or bad. Read More
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
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
Gordon Ramsay – yes, the intimidating chef from Hell’s Kitchen—did something very admirable for a fellow chef with epilepsy. Read More
The best approach, says Letitia Rogers, a Music & Memory Coordinator, is to become a “music detective.” Read More
Does your family member have a ‘secret’ that makes you hesitant to seek care for them? Read More
Caregiving is like a dramatic movie where the the story itself is unpredictable, full of twists, turns, highs, and lows. Read More
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
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
Josh spends hours every day looking after his patient and, coincidentally, former voice coach, Mary. Read More
Five years ago, at the relatively young age of 60, my husband suffered a stroke that left him profoundly disabled. Read More
Caregiving is a complicated role, full of joy and sometimes grief and frustration. Read More
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
“Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes. Read More
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
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
Here are ten very practical tips to help you make the best decisions possible, for yourself or a loved one. Read More
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
Questions answered by CBI’s experienced nursing team to provide you with the latest advice and information.
Falls are serious and there is no question that prevention is far more important than the follow-up treatment.
To maintain a healthy mind and body, eating well is important for people of any age, but in older adults it has some obvious benefits.
With the world’s population expecting to top two billion people over the age of 65 by 2050 and 2/3 of people still wanting to live in urban areas…
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Gordon Ramsay – yes, the intimidating chef from Hell’s Kitchen—did something very admirable for a fellow chef with epilepsy.
In this article, I share with you highlights from two of our speakers who are lawyers. Both spoke to the importance of planning for declining health and for the end of life.