• A Caregiver’s “Worry Guide”

    A Caregiver’s “Worry Guide”

    Here are some of our top-down thoughts on when to sound the alarms, when to take decisive action and when to simply walk away to keep the peace. Read More

  • Look Good, Feel Better

    Look Good, Feel Better

    Both Emily and Adriana have inspiring positivity, but it has taken trial, error and time to get where they are. Here are some of the thoughts they shared. Read More

  • Tech Solutions Help Seniors Age in Place

    Tech Solutions Help Seniors Age in Place

    Census numbers from Stats Canada show that seniors now outnumber children for the first time in the history of the survey. In fact, the most recent census reported the largest ever population of seniors since 1871. Read More

  • How to Introduce a Paid Caregiver

    How to Introduce a Paid Caregiver

    Looking after a close family member can be both mentally and physically tiring. This is especially the case for individuals who require more complex care that lies outside the family’s subject-matter expertise. Read More

  • An Active Lifestyle

    An Active Lifestyle

    If you could do one thing to reduce the chance of heart disease by half, you’d be selecting exercise. Read More

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Caregiving

    The Dos and Don’ts of Caregiving

    Have you ever spent an afternoon engaged in lively, spirited and inspiring conversation with a group of experienced family caregivers? They really do talk about everything, including how complicated, demanding and yes rewarding caregiving can be. Read More

  • Who Rescued Who?

    Who Rescued Who?

    Pet attachment is linked to strengthened emotional health, reduced depression and lower psychological distress. Seniors with dogs, for instance, go to the doctor less and report fewer illnesses. Read More

  • Ready For a Really Good Laugh?

    Ready For a Really Good Laugh?

    Laughter establishes a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people. In fact, some believe that the function of laughter is to bring people together. Read More

  • Caring for Both Parents

    Caring for Both Parents

    Trying to do too much often proves ineffective. Like our restaurant servers, a caregiver who is carrying too much might lose focus and inadvertently drop one (or more) things. Read More

  • The ABC’s of Caring  for Yourself

    The ABC’s of Caring  for Yourself

    Caregiving can help clarify an individual’s beliefs and deepen their sense of their own values, compassion and patience. Read More

  • 4 Ways to Honour Your Loved One

    4 Ways to Honour Your Loved One

    When you lose a loved one, it can be hard to do much of anything, but life must go on. From the heirloom furniture to old love notes, choices are thrust into your lap whether you are ready or not. Read More

  • Home Improvements

    Home Improvements

    Older adults often have more to think about than those who are middle-aged or new homebuyers when it comes to ongoing home maintenance and repairs, as well as the potential need for modifications. Read More

  • Antidotes to Loneliness

    Antidotes to Loneliness

    There is growing concern about the social isolation that can affect older people. Read More

  • Bladder and Bowel Problems in People Living with Dementia

    Bladder and Bowel Problems in People Living with Dementia

    Our brain is very important in sending messages letting us know when our bladder or bowel needs to be emptied, but, with dementia, these messages might not be received. Read More

  • Let’s Talk About Companions

    Let’s Talk About Companions

    More and more seniors want to live in their own homes and, with advances in technology, are able to do so. Read More

  • Savvy Travelling

    Savvy Travelling

    Adventure doesn’t have to stop just because you have a medical condition or need some extra help. If you stay flexible, consider travelling with friends and family rather than alone. Read More

  • How to Deal with Controlling Behaviour

    How to Deal with Controlling Behaviour

    As people age, it’s not uncommon for personalities to change and that may include developing more demanding behaviour. Read More

  • Dementia-Related Wandering

    Dementia-Related Wandering

    Wandering is one of the potential symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Read More

  • Signs Your Loved One Could Benefit From a Hearing Aid

    Signs Your Loved One Could Benefit From a Hearing Aid

    For one in four Canadians, hearing loss is a day-to-day experience that too often goes untreated. Read More

  • Recognizing  Caregiver Stress

    Recognizing Caregiver Stress

    It’s no secret that caregivers experience stress. Accepting the caregiver role and having to redefine your life as a result is a tall order. Read More

  • Ways to Stay Healthy in 2018

    Ways to Stay Healthy in 2018

    No one wants to be away from family, friends or work because of illness. Get vaccinated and enable yourself and others to remain healthy through this season and the next. Read More

  • Decisions, Decisions

    Decisions, Decisions

    Caregivers will be constantly faced with making decisions. And, whether big or small, whatever you decide may impact lots of people and have lasting effects. Let’s take a look at how three families tackled the issues. Read More

  • When a Caregiver is the One in Trouble

    When a Caregiver is the One in Trouble

    For many caregiving couples and families, there is a powerful belief that any abusive issues are a private, family matter. Read More

  • Daughters in the Workplace

    Daughters in the Workplace

    The challenges facing working caregivers are of course gender neutral and the tips provided can assist both males and females. Read More

  • Living with Diabetes

    Living with Diabetes

    Diabetes Canada estimates that better diabetic care and prevention measures could save between $48-75 million a year in health care costs for Ontario alone. Read More

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