• 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

  • Vision and Hearing

    Vision and Hearing

    More than 45 per cent of Canadians aged 65 years and older have co-occurring vision and hearing loss. 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

  • Recognition Deserved

    Recognition Deserved

    The personal support worker (PSW) is rarely, if ever, found on a “Top 10” list of “who to watch” and “who to thank.” 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Safety First

    Safety First

    With warmer weather on our doorstep, we’re all ready to forget about winter, get outdoors, do some renovations to make our homes safe. 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

  • Sexuality and Aging

    Sexuality and Aging

    How people experience and express their sexuality will change throughout their lives. Aging brings about natural changes, both physically and emotionally. Read More

  • Dementia-Related Wandering

    Dementia-Related Wandering

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

  • Need a better night's sleep?

    Need a better night's sleep?

    Morning routines are all the buzz these days. Everyone has one, good or bad. Read More

  • The Healing Power of Pets

    The Healing Power of Pets

    Whether it’s playing with a pooch or petting a purring kitty, there’s no doubt that pets can bring their owners (young and old) plenty of joy. Read More

  • 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

  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    What issues do people develop with their hearing as they age, and what steps can be taken to address the issues? 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Senior's Housing

    Senior's Housing

    When is the best time to embrace retirement living? When is it time to accept help? Is it ever too late to make a lifestyle change? Read More

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