Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

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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How To Improve Memory Skills

Short term memory loss test

I work in Geriatric Mental Health. I see all kinds of people in my practice, and surprisingly I am rarely asked questions about preventative health measures when it comes to maintaining and improving brain health. One day I was asked by a man in his 80s, “How

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Caring For A Loved One With Dementia? You Are Not Alone

Support groups for caregivers of elderly parents

Our society is greying. For the first time in Canada, we now have more older people (65+) than younger people (under 16). Although there are many benefits and advantages to getting older, the unfortunate facts are that as we age we become more susceptible to

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Malnutrition: A Hidden Epidemic In Older Adults

Alzheimer's not eating

Over the years, many older adults have let me into their homes because they have been referred to one of the health programs I work for. Part of my job as a geriatric clinician requires me to assess the persons malnutrition and to ask them information

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Senior Moments: Should We Be Worried?

Memory care living

Although I don’t particularly like the term “senior moment,” most older people know what that means. When someone who is at middle age or beyond has difficulty remembering something such as, “Where did I put my reading glasses?” or “I can’t remember her name” he/she may

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Plan for a Successful Hospital Discharge

Caregiver helping Patient

Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers The patient hospital discharge process is an extremely important part of continuing care after a stay at a hospital.  Patients and care givers need to be armed with the tools needed to facilitate a full recovery.  No

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Easing the Struggles of Dressing – Magnetic Closing Shirts

Magnetic closing shirts

Magnetic Buttons Mens Dress Shirt - Arthritis & Parkinson's Mens Magnetic Closing Shirts With Shirt Magnet Buttons NO MORE BUTTONS! Wow quality, style and functionality combined to make this men's long sleeve dress shirt with shirt magnets the go to purchase of the year. Why Choose a

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How to Accurately Measure your Bra Size

Measure bra size

A good-quality, well-adjusted bra in the right size can make all the difference, both in comfort and appearance. Here is how to accurately measure your bra size. The first step to identifying your bra size is measuring around the bottom of the band directly under the

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