Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Stop and Spot the Triggers

Whether it’s a nostalgic tune on the radio that brings back fond memories, the sight of needles in a doctor’s office that evokes fear, or the comforting smell of your favourite home cooked meal—triggers can be found all around us. We simply need to take

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Thinking About Taking Mom on Vacation? (Part Two)

Thinking About Taking Mom on Vacation? (Part One) offered a range of vacation possibilities and insights about traveling individually or with a group. This blog offers tips on paying attention to the mature traveler’s needs. Before the trip As you make reservations, ask about discounts for people

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Thinking About Taking Mom on Vacation? (Part One)

You already know the basics of researching vacation spots and booking a hotel room. And, if you’re thinking that it might be nice to invite your dear old Mom to join you this year, there are additional details to consider. Spending downtime with your parents

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Sleep: When Seniors Get Too Much or Too Little

There is no doubt a good night’s sleep is beneficial for the body — it’s how we restore our energy levels and reset our minds for the next day. When we don’t get enough truly restful sleep, our mood as well as our ability to

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What If Kids Got Dementia?

One of the most popular un-filmed screenplays of 2015 was a comedy about former president, Ronald Reagan, and his life with Alzheimer’s disease. Billed as a “hilarious political satire”, the screenplay featured an intern tasked with convincing Reagan, originally to be played by Will Ferrell,

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Hiring a Professional Caregiver? 4 Must-Do Action Steps

Home care is now needed – for you or someone you could care for – and you have decided to contact a local agency rather than hire someone yourself. Daily tasks like shopping for groceries, cooking, bathing, laundry, and keeping up with home maintenance is

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Take the Right Steps to Prevent Falls at Home

Every 11 seconds, a senior American needs treatment in the emergency room for a fall. More worrying is that every 19 minutes, a senior will die as the result of a fall. While this can be life changing for some people, it shouldn't stop seniors from

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