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Family caregivers are stressed. They spend almost half of each month on tasks such as shopping, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation. Almost all family caregivers help with dressing, personal hygiene and getting in and out of bed. The average...
The holiday season is the traditional time for end of year get-togethers with family members and loved ones. We share food, gifts and most of all, memories. But for those with dementia and their caregivers, the holiday season can...
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Helping Older Parents

Most adults and seniors do quite fine living on their own. Many of them are also helping others, including family members and some are out in the workforce or volunteering. But with increasing age your loved ones will eventually...
We are now living longer than ever. However, for many of us this doesn’t mean that we are living healthier. Many seniors spend years coping with chronic conditions and disabilities. At the same time, they may be looking after...
You know what it’s like to travel from place to place in your own city or community. The traffic is busy, driving can be dangerous and at times, pedestrians are at risk just crossing the street. If it’s this...
Don’t wait too long to plan future care for a parent or loved one. Many of us wait until there is a medical emergency before putting steps into place that will ensure our parent is well taken care of....
Caregivers, particularly family members who are caregivers, want to spend time with their loved ones in a meaningful way. But lack of time tends to get in the way. There are so many other tasks that need to be...
A heart-warming story of an Alzheimer's Caregiver Story of Love was shared by Seniors Lifestyle Magazine last January. We would also love to share the amazing YouTube interview with Bill Galea. For those going through life with Alzheimer's or...
Dementia is a name used to describe a set of symptoms that include overall mental decline. Sometimes friends and loved ones have a difficult time knowing if their family member has dementia. Quite often their symptoms are related to...
Ask any current or former caregiver to describe the role of caregiving and the answer you will often hear is “journey”. The definition is certainly appropriate; however, there can be much more to the job. As a former co-caregiver...
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