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Providing Effective Care Following a Dementia Diagnosis

Providing Effective Care Following a Dementia Diagnosis

A dementia diagnosis often leaves families shocked and reeling from the news, and it’s too easy to get caught up in thinking about the worst-case scenarios. Fortunately, seniors with dementia often enjoy a high quality of life for many years after their diagnoses, but it does take work and careful planning to address each new challenge. Now that you have…

6 Ways for Caregivers to Manage Their Anxiety

6 Ways for Caregivers to Manage Their Anxiety

Caring for someone you love is a rewarding experience, but it can also be stressful. In addition to keeping up with multiple responsibilities throughout the day, you may also worry about the future or making a mistake. All of this stress could eventually add up to a major case of anxiety. When you find yourself ruminating on your worries, try…

Technology for Caregivers

Technology for Caregivers

Technology is changing how we age and how we care… Only a few years ago, automated smart homes and artificial intelligence (AI) devices seemed more suited for the Jetsons than for the ordinary Canadian. Today, thanks to Google Home, Alexa, Apple Watches, and GPS tracking, smart devices are now a fast-growing consumer trend and are accessible to most Canadians. Home…

Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Should you worry that your elderly parents may be targeted by fraudsters and scammers? According to the Government of Canada official website, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.   The simple fact that seniors are home often and that they can be eager for social interaction makes them easier targets. Scams that target seniors can range from…

Resolutions for your Well Being in 2019

Resolutions for your Well Being in 2019

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” 
 ― Criss Jami, Killosophy   A brand new year is just around the corner and for many of us, self improvement is on our mind. The New Year is a symbol of reset, time to make plans, time to set goals. We vow to eat better, sleep better and…

Enjoying holiday celebrations with seniors

Enjoying holiday celebrations with seniors

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. -Mother Theresa Holidays are a special time to share and connect with the people we hold dearest. Family gatherings and celebrations are occasions to show our love, gratitude, and connectedness with our loved ones, from the littlest to the eldest. The reality for many seniors, ironically,…

How do you know if you’re burning out?

How do you know if you’re burning out?

Burdened, over-extended, tired, tense, on edge. This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide. Sound familiar? If you are unexpectedly stepping into the role of family caregiver for a spouse or aging parent, while raising kids, you can relate to the heightened levels of major stress. We…

How do I take care  of my aging parents?

How do I take care of my aging parents?

Dealing with aging parents and where to find help This month, Home Care Assistance recognizes family caregivers to raise awareness and bring attention to their significance in Canada and worldwide.   Are you volunteering as a caregiver to a loved one? Did you unexpectedly have to step into this role? How much help is needed? According to StatsCan’s most recent…

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