17 February 2020

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5 Helpful Apps for Seniors Living Alone

by Brian Shevel
We live in a time where apps are making the world turn. So, it should come as no surprise that there is a wealth of apps available meant for drastically boosting your elderly loved one's quality of life. It's not an overstatement to say that if your older relative is living alone, the...

15 January 2020

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8 Simple Renovations for a More Accessible Home

Home is where the heart is, and that especially rings true for an elderly family member that's raised their kids, and watched their grandkids afterwards, in the same Toronto house for generations. But in order for some residents to continue living in their home as they age, there may come...

9 December 2019

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How to Communicate to Parents with Dementia

As your mom or dad's dementia progresses, symptoms will gradually become more severe, going from minor forgetfulness to noticeable impairment. Eventually, their sense of independence may be compromised. Watching your mom or dad age with the disease is hard, especially as your ability to c...

7 November 2019

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What does it mean to be a Health Advocate?

by Ishtar Yousif
The time comes for your loved one to be accompanied to their medical appointments. To ensure that they continue to receive accurate and detailed information regarding their health status and medications, a health advocate must be included at all doctor visits.  A health advocate is a fam...

17 October 2019

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How Sundown Syndrome Effects Seniors in the Fall and Winter

by Ishtar Yousif
Fall is here and this is the time of year when "sundowning" can be more prevalent, especially for individuals in the middle stages of dementia. The days are only getting colder and shorter and with that comes distress, confusion and restlessness amongst dementia patients. The term used ...

3 June 2019

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Toilet Tips for Bathroom Safety

Aging, for many, comes with a loss of strength and balance, making seemingly simple tasks like sitting down and getting up from the toilet a difficult endeavor. Along with the embarrassment, it raises the risks of potential falls and injuries. There are, however, many assistive technologie...

24 May 2019

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Creative Way to Engage Seniors

The weather is getting warmer, it is a lovely Saturday, and you stumble upon a great way to spend the afternoon: Let me visit my parent today! Your concern, however, is "What will today's topic of conversation be? What can we talk about? What will prompt them to speak?" You notic...

14 May 2019

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Healthy Smoothies for Seniors

Who doesn't love a good smoothie? They're quick and simple to make, easy to eat, and generally delicious. Smoothies are also easily customizable to supplement anyone's specific nutrient deficiencies. All in all, smoothies are a great choice for seniors, and can be enjoyed by the wh...

10 May 2019

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Helpful Tips to Enjoy Mother's Day

Helpful Tips to Enjoy Mother's Day   Mother's day is an important time of the year to celebrate mothers for all that they have done and continue to do for us. Quality time with our mothers has always been precious, and it only continues to grow in significance as our ...

22 April 2019

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How to Tell Your Aging Parent They Need In-Home Care

It's come to the point when you're afraid to leave your aging parent home alone. What if they forget to turn off the oven? What if they fall? What if they forget they already took their medication and take it again? It's time for in-home care. In-home care, however, is ofte...

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