Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How To Adapt Your Bathroom For An Aging Parent

Handicap bathroom design

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 sometimes seem like an insurmountable

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Don’t Treat Me Like a Child

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 mountain of hospital-looking equipment that

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Life with Dementia

What is dementia

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 70 percent of dementia cases. While

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Long Distance Caregiving Challenges

Working caregivers issue challenges

Regardless of ones’ age and background, care giving 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 what role each family

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Palliative Care – A New Name Is Needed

What is palliative care

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 included a small sample size

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It’s Not If You Will Be A Caregiver, But When

Caregiver definition

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. Katherine Arnup, professor, author and

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Change The Aging Experience With Technology

Help for caregivers

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 made many of the challenges

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The In’s and Out’s of Home Care

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. This week’s guest on Caregivers’

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Where Are My Keys? How To Improve Your Memory As You Age

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 you have been several times

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