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

Does Your Loved One Need Help at Home? Signs to Look for During the Holidays

Posted by ComForCare on Dec 20, 2017 10:27:28 AM

The holidays are a time to be with family and to enjoy each other’s company. Festive gatherings are also an ideal time to get caught up on what your loved ones are doing. Are they enjoying their new class at the gym? Is there any gossip from the Red Hat Society? Are they still able to safely live in their own home?

This last question probably will not come up over the dinner table, but it may cross your mind. Be observant at holiday get-togethers and look for some of the following signs your loved one may need help at home:

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Topics: Aging, Home Care Planning, Holidays

Seniors and Bullying: It’s More Common Than You Think

Posted by ComForCare on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

One was harassed about her weight. One came forward to say that people whispered about his wheelchair. Another knew people were laughing at the way she did her hair. These are not stories from high school. They are stories from senior residences, where bullying is more prevalent than most people think. 

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Topics: Aging, Activities and Lifestyle

Debunking 5 Myths About Seniors and Falls

Posted by ComForCare on Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The most common myth surrounding seniors and falls? Falls are a normal part of aging. Falls are not a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries among Canadians 65 and over. Between 20 and 30 percent of Canadian seniors experience one fall each year.
It does not have to be this way. With education and prevention, falls are less likely to affect seniors’ activities and independent living. Here are four more fall myths out of step with current research in fall prevention.

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Topics: Aging, Fall Prevention, Activities and Lifestyle, Safety

Too Good to Be True: How to Protect Seniors From Fraud

Posted by ComForCare on Mar 30, 2017 5:03:45 PM

Grandma tells you she won $10,000 but needs to wire a small fee overseas to collect the prize. While red flags may be going up for you, Grandma thinks she really won – and she’s not alone. According to the government of Canada, fraud is the number one crime against older Canadians.

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Topics: Aging, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Finances, Technology

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