July 2016

One of the most challenging areas of daily life for many people with a disability and their caregivers is the bathroom and bathing routine. Before getting dressed in the morning, getting out of bed and getting a shower or bath can

Are eighty-year-olds and even seventy-year-olds the new children? The days when elders were seen as wise and important contributors to their communities vanished long ago. Thanks to advertising and social media, eighty-year-olds and up are associated with diapers, dementia, and a

Worldwide, over 47 million people are living with dementia. On top of that, one person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s nearly every 67 seconds – a disease which, according to the World Health Organization, contributes to as many as

Regardless of ones’ age and background, caregiving has its challenges. In March, Globe and Mail published the article “Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations”.  I am pleased to share these tips with you. These Long Distance Caring tips include: Talk about it: Determine

One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced

I had the pleasure of attending a ‘hot talk on health’ sponsored by the Change Foundation, an independent health policy think tank. The panelists were Helena Herklots CEO from Carers UK and she spoke on ‘Lessons from the UK’ and Dr.

Technology has changed our world.  We access information instantaneously with a few key strokes, see our world through high power telescopes and satellites, and approach medicine with depth and efficiency enabling people to live longer and healthier. Technology has also

Most individuals want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, even if mobility, health or cognitive challenges are evident. Home care companies can provide much needed support with personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, medication management, companionship and more.

We hear the terms Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body, etc. and wonder, what are the differences and does it really matter when someone we love has cognitive losses? Understanding and diagnosing Dementia is a difficult task for doctors and often

If you misplace your keys what is your first thought? If you walk into a room and forget what you were looking for what goes through your mind? What about if you are driving to your friend’s house, a place