Aging and Sleep: 8 Tips for Getting a Better Night's Rest

Posted by ComForCare on Jul 3, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Are you tired right now? Nearly 58 percent of Canadians say they often feel groggy and in need of more sleep. And, 55 percent of women say they have sleep issues. Somehow, our culture sees sleeplessness as a badge of honour as we tote around our ever-growing coffee cups.

Sleep is crucial to good health. Without sleep, we become more susceptible to health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle, Technology, Healthy Living

12 Senior-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Canada Day

Posted by ComForCare on Jun 18, 2018 3:43:28 PM

The first of July is Canada Day. Since 1868, it’s been a time to celebrate the country’s history, culture and achievements. Celebrations often include parties and fireworks, which might not be the ideal setting for everyone especially older adults.

Here are 12 other great ways to celebrate Canada’s national holiday.

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of the “Big Four” Chronic Diseases in Canada

Posted by ComForCare on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lung disease are the leading causes of preventable death and disability in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada refers to them as “The Big Four.”

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

Caregiver Self-Care With Time Limits

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

If you are caring for a loved one, you know time is precious. When you do have a moment to spare, you may spend it scrolling through Facebook or flipping through the channels on TV. However, there may be more productive uses of your time. Here are some ideas of what you can do if life presents you with a break for five, 10 or 30 minutes.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Caregiving, Activities and Lifestyle

4 Easy Valentine’s Day Activities for the Family Caregiver

Posted by ComForCare on Feb 9, 2018 9:15:44 AM

Valentine’s Day is the time to celebrate any type of love in your life: The love between friends, between romantic partners, between siblings, and between parents and children. Here are some ideas for making the most of Valentine’s Day as a caregiver.canada-blog-valentine.jpg

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Topics: Caregiving, Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle

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

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Stay on Track

Posted by ComForCare on Jan 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you already missed a couple of meditation sessions or skipped the gym more times than you intended? You are not alone. One third of people have abandoned their resolutions by February. This does not mean you need to throw up your hands and give up. Here are five ways to help you get back on track:

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Topics: Holidays, Activities and Lifestyle, Healthy Living

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