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Why We Need Caregiver Bootcamps

Alzheimer’s disease and aging unfortunately go hand in hand and so often, people are just thrown into a caregiver role. There is no preparation, no course and a great deal of “learning on the job”. This is why we need caregiver bootcamps.

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Final Conversations With A Loved One

By Bart Astor I read an interesting op-ed recently by Katie Roiphe called “Dying with Nothing to Say” in which she talks about “last conversations” and being able to have a conversation with a dying loved one. I thought a lot about what Ms. Roiphe wrote and, of course,...

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Alzheimer’s – Walk A Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes

Dementia replaced HIV/AIDS as the number 7 killer on the WHO’s list of 10 biggest causes of death. The even scarier part is that there currently is no major new treatments or cure for the disease. So what can we do? Maybe start with understanding.

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Home Technology For Aging – Take A Look!

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has reported that approximately 85% of Canadians over 55 years old would like to stay in their present home for as long as they possibly can. Even if there are changes in their health. With so many people planning on aging in place, the technology sector...

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Could This Be An Early Way to Diagnose Dementia?

Dementia – is a devastating syndrome that deteriorates a person’s memory, thinking and behaviour. Could this questionnaire possibly help diagnose dementia in it’s earliest stages?

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Knowing When Your Parents Need Help

In many cases, it can be obvious when one of your elderly parents needs help however in some cases, it can be more difficult to know when there is a problem. Here are some signs to look for.

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