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4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Celebration Senior-Friendly

Posted by ComForCare on Sep 5, 2018 12:25:00 PM

There is a chill in the air and a turkey in the oven. Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here are some tips to make your holiday enjoyable for relatives of all ages.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Holidays

Not Just Memory: 5 Facts You Should Know About Dementia

Posted by ComForCare on Aug 9, 2018 9:42:34 AM

Even though an estimated 747,000 Canadians have dementia, you may not know much about the condition. A better understanding can help you care for a loved one with dementia. Here are five facts:

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Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia

How to Communicate Effectively When Your Loved One Has Dementia

Posted by ComForCare on May 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia can be challenging, rewarding, enlightening and mysterious all in the same day. Here are some practical DementiaWise® tips to help make communicating with a loved one with dementia easier.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

The Gifts of Caregiving

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 3, 2018 1:10:46 PM

Tuesday, April 3, is National Family Caregiver Day. In honour of family caregivers, we are giving them the floor. We asked three Canadian caregivers what lessons they have learned or what has changed in their lives from their experience as caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Holidays

Is It Age-Related Memory Loss or Could It Be Something More Serious?

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Everyone forgets and loses things. We all know someone who needs to buy a new wallet at least once a year, and “Where are my glasses?” may be the most-used phrase in the English language. How can you tell the difference between normal forgetfulness and memory loss that could be a sign of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia?

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia

What Are Meaningful Activities and Why Are They Important?

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What gives our lives meaning? Meaning comes from doing. The tasks we perform daily are imbued with meaning when they align with our skills and interests, when they engage us, and when we feel a sense of accomplishment from them. Meaningful activities delight and create purpose in our lives and help us socialize.

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Topics: Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Activities and Lifestyle

10 Life Hacks for Caregivers

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing worth doing is easy. However, that does not mean everything worth doing has to be hard. Caregiving is one of the most worthwhile things we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. Here are some tried-and-true life hacks to help you make your life and the life of the person you are caring for simpler and more organized.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Technology, Safety

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