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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day when Your Mother has Passed

Coping with the loss of a parent is one of the hardest challenges in life. Come holidays like Mother’s Day, it can be especially painful if your mom has passed or you are no longer in contact. No matter your situation, Mother’s Day remains an

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What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

A senior with dementia being comforted by his doctor

By Robert Kneschke / Shutterstock.com Dementia is a general term for the “impaired ability to remember, think or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but there

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Silverts: Past to Present

Portrays the products of the brand

History 90 years. That’s the age of Silverts Adaptive Clothing brand. It all started in the small town of Ingersoll, Ontario, which at the time in 1930 only had a population of 5,233 people. Originally it was a department store, focused on core wardrobe items and

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What’s the Plan for Vaccinating Homebound Seniors?

Clinical professional provides vaccination to a patient's arm.

This past week we saw the opening of the online booking system for vaccinations for those over 80 years old, the next phase in the vaccination strategy here in Ontario, Canada. At 8am the booking system went live and was promptly overwhelmed with demand, with

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Common Foot Problems in the Elderly

Common foot problems

With a lowered immune system and other health concerns, the elderly experience a lot of changes to their physical health. Some of the most common issues are related to feet. Many illnesses have a direct impact on the feet, for example, someone with Diabetes can

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Festive Holiday Activities for Seniors

Holiday season

It is that time of the year when families begin planning festive activities for the holiday season. This year may be different due to the pandemic, but there are many creative ways to spread the cheer despite the limitations. This pandemic has been hard on

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors 2020

Holiday Gifts

It is that time of the year when you are on the lookout for the perfect gift. You may be in the process of creating a gift list for your family members but do not know what to get for your parents, grandparents, or a

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Gift Ideas For Nursing Home Residents

Gift ideas for Nursing Home Residents

The holiday season is busy for so many reasons! You are trying to find the perfect gift, you are scheduling weekend plans, and you also want to spend some quality time with your loved ones who are living in skilled nursing homes. It is easy

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Celebrating Nurses Week 2020

Nurses Week 2020

When is Nurses Week 2020? National Nursing Week always occurs from the Monday to the Sunday of Florence Nightingale’s birthday that’s on May 12. This week pays tribute to the heroic and dedicated work of a healthcare worker. These two weeks also increase awareness among people and bring to

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