Old age can be tricky. People are living longer, but their quality of life is not always the best. Many suffer from physical ailments and their mental faculties begin to dim with age. They often need emotional and physical support, but don’t have their families living close by to offer that help. So many go to nursing homes, where they depend on newly acquired friends or neighbours for help. Others who cannot afford to live in these homes end up being isolated.

Old age can be tricky. People are living longer, but their quality of life is not always the best. Many suffer from physical ailments and their mental faculties begin to […]

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MY NAME IS Denise, I am 50 years of age and the eldest of seven children; I have six younger brothers, three adult sons, and I became a grandmother last November. I am involved in Early Childhood Care and Education. My dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is 74 years of age. This is my experience of my dad’s journey living with Alzheimer’s.

MY NAME IS Denise, I am 50 years of age and the eldest of seven children; I have six younger brothers, three adult sons, and I became a grandmother last […]

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Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects millions of women around the world. Women who suffer from this condition usually have bone mineral density (BMD) levels that are way below than the normal BMD levels; making them more prone to getting fractures. You will also notice that the elderly women, and sometimes even men, who have osteoporosis, are usually slouched and bent.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects millions of women around the world. Women who suffer from this condition usually have bone mineral density (BMD) levels that are way below […]

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The Power of Music A drum beat, a guitar strum, a melody, a song. A toe tap, a finger snap, and soon you’re humming along. Music can move us emotionally and physically without us having to even think about it. Its power to reach past the mind and touch the soul has a soothing therapeutic effect particularly beneficial to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias

  The Power of Music A drum beat, a guitar strum, a melody, a song. A toe tap, a finger snap, and soon you’re humming along. Music can move us […]

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An increasingly common dilemma facing elderly couples and their loved ones is how to cope with two sets of health issues simultaneously. While declining health can happen to any senior, aging couples need to consider specific issues such as one person’s increasing dependence on his or her partner or the possibility of no longer being able to live together. The couple — and their offspring or loved ones — must come to grips with the potential for such situations and the major adjustments that might be required.

An increasingly common dilemma facing elderly couples and their loved ones is how to cope with two sets of health issues simultaneously. While declining health can happen to any senior, […]

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Creating a Memory Box Tom felt the weight of a sliothar gripped in his sweaty palm leather fold of his, and suddenly he was back on the hallowed turf of Walsh Park. He took the sliothar in his other hand, running his thumb its grainy surface saw it fly between the posts “POINT”

Creating a Memory Box Tom felt the weight of a sliothar gripped in his sweaty palm leather fold of his, and suddenly he was back on the hallowed turf of […]

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Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about what was on the news or what I was cooking for dinner, but she didn’t seem interested. With her Alzheimer’s, I’m not even sure she understood what I was saying.

Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about […]

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Capturing and preserving memories for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s can happen in a number of ways. It might entail turning on a favourite 1940’s big band hit, spreading photos out on the coffee table, intentionally creating a list of questions to ask, and sitting down in the living room together to record the thoughts your loved one shares. Or, reminiscing might occur more spontaneously during a family gathering—make sure you have a notepad or video camera handy

Capturing Memories for Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia Capturing and preserving memories for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s can happen in a number of ways. It […]

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