What is Dementia Care at Home?

dementia

September 11, 2019 by Contributor

Dementia is a term that’s used to describe a range of symptoms, including memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, and difficulty with thinking and problem-solving to the point where it inhibits a person’s ability to complete routine functions. Across the globe, around 50 million people suffer from dementia, according to the World Health Organization. This condition mainly […]

What is Palliative Care?

palliative care

September 11, 2019 by Contributor

If you have an elderly parent or loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness, you might be familiar with the term “palliative care,” also known as end-of-life care. Palliative care is designed to “help patients enjoy the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. “ A palliative care team […]

Choir singing: It’s a joyful way to socialize, feel great and express yourself!

August 01, 2019 by Malcolm Marcus

You can’t imagine how surprised I was when I started the research for this blog. I was amazed. There are choirs all over the city that invite folks to join and sing with them. The invitation is broad – bring yourself and join in. The cost of doing this ranges from $5 an evening to […]

Identifying clouds can help seniors forecast the weather, plan their outings

Seniors cloud blog feature image

July 30, 2019 by Cubby

I took the photo below from my condo balcony. Just below centre is a dark little Cumulus cloud. I know it’s a Cumulus because I’ve been doing a little research about clouds. I also know that the dark swath of clouds angling in from the top left are Stratus. Between and above them is a crumbly […]

Farmers’ markets for seniors – discover a strong sense of community along with the fresh produce!

Farmer's markets for seniors - a great way to spend the day!

July 03, 2019 by Cubby

I spent my pre-teen and teenage years working with my father in historic Bonsecours Market on Montreal’s waterfront. It’s all boutiques now, but back in the Fifties the market was full of produce wholesalers such as my father. I learned to drive on my father’s two-ton truck. I hefted 100-lb. bags of peanuts from the […]

Eldercare Home Health brochure

June 27, 2019 by Malcolm Marcus

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Read to someone – it’s amazing how enjoyable and beneficial it can be!

Elder person sitting, reading

June 18, 2019 by Cubby

Why read to someone? In her book, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction, author Meghan Cox Gurdon says that reading aloud to someone is “a miraculous alchemy…that converts the ordinary stuff of life – a book, a voice, a place to sit, a bit of time – […]

Vacuum cleaners for seniors – 10 surprising things to think about before making your purchase

Vacuum cleaners for seniors canister

June 07, 2019 by Cubby

You may think it’s a no-brainer, but lots of people head out shopping for a vacuum cleaner or start browsing online, giddy with excitement about all the new available features out there. Only when they bring their purchase home do they discover that it’s too heavy for them to drag up the stairs, that they […]

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