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Month: January 2014

The Aging Pocketbook – the cost of aging impacts the entire family – let’s plan for aging as an extended family team! #AgingFamilyTeam

January 31st, 2014

Your father asks you to stop by the grocery store on your way over to pick up a few items.  You have already made him a casserole and some soup to freeze but you are happy to help.  You fill


Talking about aging with your family – Free Discussion Guide to help families initiate and sustain meaningful conversations

January 31st, 2014

Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your parents.  You casually mentioned an article you read and how this has made you re-look at the aging process.  You hold your breath waiting for the axe to drop.  Your parents have


Working Caregivers – The not-so-hidden cost to businesses – Organizations must address these issues preventatively

January 30th, 2014

You get a message from your employee stating that he cannot make it into the office.  His mother is in the hospital after falling in her home.

You notice that your employee seems to be spending excessive phone time speaking …


Care for the Caregiver – Let’s not forget that a disease impacts the entire family

January 30th, 2014

I really enjoyed reading this article about the importance of monitoring the health of the caregiver equal to that of the patient (client).  I urge you all to read through some basic tips that we can share with our clients.  …


Caregiver stress – knowing when to take a break – Tips for the caregiver

January 29th, 2014

This is a nice overview on steps that can be taken to reduce caregiver stress.  Our caregivers are under so much pressure twenty-four hours a day and most do not have the resources to manage the responsibilities.  I wonder how …


Ontario project to expand protecting those with Dementia who “wander” – These programs are usual and practical.

January 29th, 2014

I love that Ontario has initiated this program to assist with wandering, a frequent symptom of Dementia.  I hope that other provinces and states follow suit to protect a vulnerable population, especially if we are moving towards keeping seniors home …


Free Discussion Guide to initiate conversations about aging with your family

January 29th, 2014

Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your parents.  You casually mentioned an article you read and how this has made you re-look at the aging process.  You hold your breath waiting for the axe to drop.  Your parents have


Successful Aging: Dealing with doctors and ageism – One example cannot be generalized

January 28th, 2014

I found this article very interesting. I have been witness to many cases of ageism among health care professionals who view their senior clients as automatically limited in their capacities due to their age, or perhaps there level of sophistication.  …


DDT exposure linked to Alzheimer’s disease – some links found with current malaria treatments

January 28th, 2014

In this article, there are some links made with DDT and Alzheimer’s disease.  The article states further down that due to its design, there is no proof that DDT could be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease.  I find these articles …


Dementia sufferers are to benefit from a New program for Nova Scotia

January 28th, 2014

I love to read about provinces, states and countries taking formal initiatives to create programs that address those that suffer from Dementia related disorders.  The numbers are only going up.  I applaude Nova Scotia for taking this initiative.  http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/Regional/2014-01-27/article-3592180/Glavine-announces-dementia-strategy-for-Nova-Scotia/1#Scene_1



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