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May 30th, 2011
Are There Ways I Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Are There Ways I Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease on the horizon?  Researchers who are working night and day to understand the complexities of the brain and of dementia certainly hope so. New discoveries about how the brain functions related to dementia and Alzheimer’s are being made and the race is on.  The last thirty years have brought

May 16th, 2011
Using iTechnology to Organize Your Care for Elderly Loved Ones

Using iTechnology to Organize Your Care for Elderly Loved Ones

 It’s no secret that we’re in an age of remarkable technological capabilities. It seems that anything is possible and that there is an electronic gadget for everything. It’s almost overwhelming the amount of available new tech inventions touted to make our lives easier, save us more time, energy or money, and connect us more often

May 3rd, 2011
Transitioning from Hospital to Homecare

Transitioning from Hospital to Homecare

Among the many transitions we go through in life, getting older and experiencing hospital visits are some of the more difficult. We feel, and most likely are, more fragile and more aware of our aging body and its limitations.  Your elderly parent may be a seasoned veteran to hospital visits and not think much of

March 30th, 2011
How do You Imagine Your Funeral?

How do You Imagine Your Funeral?

Recently, I picked up a library book by Paolo Coehlo titled The Zahir, and read about a conversation had amongst wealthy, prominent types at a gala dinner. In the book, the narrator decided to change the typical pace of things yet figured discussing your own funeral would most definitely be a taboo. Interested, I browsed

March 15th, 2011
Making Sense of Bed Sensors in Homecare for the Elderly

Making Sense of Bed Sensors in Homecare for the Elderly

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ Nighttime is a dangerous time for the weak, the medicated and the elderly. Reduced vision, grogginess or sleepiness and disorientation are all common experiences at night for anyone, let alone the elderly. Getting out of bed in the night hours and wandering in the dark to go to the washroom or get a

March 3rd, 2011
When Someone with Alzheimer’s Grieves the Loss of a Spouse

When Someone with Alzheimer’s Grieves the Loss of a Spouse

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ How do you explain to your father who has Alzheimer’s that his wife of 50 years has just passed away?  What do you say when he asks you everyday where mother is?  She won’t be here tomorrow, or for the holidays or to bake his favourite birthday cake this year and

February 15th, 2011
Getting the Most From Your Homecare Agency

Getting the Most From Your Homecare Agency

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ Private homecare agencies provide some of the best care for your loved ones, allowing them to remain at home for as long as possible.  But not every homecare agency provides the same level of professionalism, attention to detail and care for you and your family.  Whether you already have homecare services

January 30th, 2011
Yoga for Seniors at Home and at Play

Yoga for Seniors at Home and at Play

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ Yoga is a gentle physical and mental health process that is perfectly suited to the elderly.  Aging, too often, brings with it ailments that inhibit our activities of daily living and therefore our quality of life.  Perhaps it’s the mind-body connection, but as we or our bodies slow down and become

January 15th, 2011
Are Baby Boomers Ready for Alzheimer’s?

Are Baby Boomers Ready for Alzheimer’s?

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ As the first wave of baby boomers reach 65, the more Alzheimer’s will become a reality for them. Alzheimer’s disease is fatal, degenerative and progressive.  It destroys vital brain cells and is not a normal part of aging.  And although Alzheimer’s can start as early as 40 years of age, by

December 30th, 2010
Care Management Skills You Can Use

Care Management Skills You Can Use

By: Jennifer Watson-Choi _______________________________ Wouldn’t it be great if we could simply call someone who would assess our situation, offer solutions to our care concerns, help us access the right services, involve other family members and resolve differences, and then monitor our progress and help us stay organized and effective in providing in-home care for


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