7 Ways to Connect With Your Loved One

When a loved one has dementia, a simple interaction can be troublesome and difficult. Since connecting with others is at the core of human nature, it can be devastating when we feel as though we can no longer share or maintain that bond with a loved one.  Even though circumstances are changing, there will always be ways that you can

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4 Helpful Tools to Deal with Dementia-Related Forgetfulness

An estimated 564,000 people in Canada live with dementia. Seniors are the most at-risk group, with more than 97% of cases affecting Canadians over the age of 65. As a cognitive disorder, one of the most common symptoms of dementia is memory loss. Dementia is progressive, meaning memory loss and other symptoms gradually worsen over time. What starts as forgetfulness

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Why In-Home Care is Important

Whether recovering from surgery or a hospital stay or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate care. What are the advantages of in-home care? Personalized Care in the Comfort of Home The environment where one recovers has a large influence on

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What to Expect When Caring for Someone with Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s

As with every disease, the effects Alzheimer’s disease has on a patient will differ from person to person, particularly in the early to middle stages. From forgetfulness and a decline in cognitive skills to out-of-character displays of emotions and behaviour, these are all common symptoms of dementia. The timetable for these symptoms can vary from person to person. One stage

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Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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The 7 Basic Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The thought of Alzheimer’s disease is frightful for many of us, but not many people know exactly what the basic stages of this disease are until they watch a love one progress. This neurological disorder is gradual, and most prevalent in senior populations. Despite the burdens it places on both the patient and family, it’s a disease that is not

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Grandchildren and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to accept at any age. The idea can be especially difficult for young children to understand and deal with. If a grandparent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to take a gentle approach with explanation. Think from a child’s point of view Suddenly a grandparent, someone whom you look up and listen to and admire,

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All About Brain Workout+™

We all know how important physical activity is, especially for seniors, but let’s not forget brain activity. It is essential for people of all ages to exercise their brains. Brain exercises improve memory and reduce loneliness and boredom. Qualicare’s Brain Workout+™ is a complete and “hands on” brain workout program aimed at keeping the mind sharp and healthy. What is

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4 Activities to Maintain an Active Mind

Like the human body, the mind requires exercise to stay active and healthy. Over time, neurons begin to lose their inter-connectivity if not properly exercised. This deterioration in brain function is tied to memory loss and mental decline and linked to anxiety and depression in the elderly. As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep the brain engaged

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Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia

There are few more dispiriting experiences than losing someone you love. Relationship with family and friends makes up one of the great universal emotional refuges. Seeking this refuge through communicating with someone who has dementia can be agonizing. Our loved ones experience a communication gap when they have difficulty expressing themselves, makes inappropriate comments, gets frustrated easily, or becomes forgetful.

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