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Social Distancing Tips for Seniors - Helping Your Parents

Research suggests that isolation and loneliness are linked to high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, a weakened immune system, depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and pre-mature death. Also, social isolation…

Social Distancing Tips for Seniors - Wellness

  Feelings of social isolation and loneliness puts everyone at risk, and maybe more so for seniors.  This is not new research; however, the advent of Covid-19 and forced social distancing, has placed a whole new layer on the adverse…
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How to Talk to Your Senior Parents About Downsizing

For the past 10 years, I’ve been trying to get my parents to downsize their home.   I don’t know if you’ve had to have the “downsizing” conversation yet, but let me be honest with you: this is not always an easy conversation…
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My Parents Have Officially Downsized!

If you had a chance to read this blog post, then you know that I had been talking to my parents about downsizing their living situation. Until recently, they had lived in the home that I grew up in, so making the transition to something smaller…
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The "Just In Case" Tote - Top Items to Keep Organized When a Medical Emergency Happens

On a Friday night, while at University, I always remember my mom telling me to put a $20 in my sock for cab fare home from the club ---just in case. Early on in my life, this was the idea of being prepared in an emergency.   My next…

Gender Bias and Consequence to Care

Over the past five decades, women’s roles have changed dramatically, while men’s roles have barely budged. Why do the differences still exist? I know that I am not the same as my mother. Yet I find myself, now almost 50, comparing her formerly…
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Downsizing? Think right-sizing instead

Time to downsize?  You're not alone.  This year, thousand of Canadians will make the move from the family home, citing reasons such as retirement, an empty net, loss of a partner or simply the need to cut expenses.  But this won't be our…

Self-Care Tips

Who are we? Those of us that give care- and we are plentiful! By definition, a caregiver is a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps them with five core activities of daily living (ADLs) which include eating, bathing,…