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14
Sep

Help at the Push of a Button

In a recent survey, nearly 90% of seniors said they preferred to live in their own homes. Although loved ones want to respect these wishes, there are true risks involved with living independently. According to the National Council of Aging, one in three adults over the 65 will experience a fall each year. September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, and

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6
Sep

Music Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever been completely captivated by a song or an artist, so much so that simply hearing them brings you back to a different time in your life and brings pause to your busy day and a smile to your face? This type of music therapy is excellent at making people happy and creating a sense of nostalgia; these

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2
Sep

Congratulations, Holly!

Qualicare Ottawa is proud to announce that Holly McCausland, DSW, is the recipient of the 2016 Healthcare Professional of the Year Award from Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario (SCIO). This was recently presented to Holly by Andrea Andrecyk at the Annual Mobility Vehicle Exhibition and BBQ Event right here in Ottawa. Holly was recognized for her competent and compassionate care

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23
Aug

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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25
Jul

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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18
Jul

Senior Health: Fun Activities to Do Outdoors This Summer

Summer is not just fun for kids, it’s a time when adults and seniors get outside and enjoy the simple beautiful things that warm weather offers. Spending time outdoors is healthy for people of all ages. Here are a few things seniors can do to really enjoy the summer months. Trail Walking Ottawa has some stunning nature trails that provide

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27
Jun

Returning Home From A Hospital Stay

Visiting the hospital for any length of time is generally an unpleasant or unwelcomed experience. It is usually as a result from traumatic experience. Most people are excited to be discharged and to finally return to the comforts of home. When recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, however, additional measures may be needed. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay,

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13
Jun

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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23
May

What Does Being a Family Caregiver Entail?

Aging is a part of life. However, it’s difficult to watch loved ones age as they transition from being our caregivers to needing care. As a loving adult child, you may want to explore the role of family caregiver. If you do wish to take on the role of family caregiver, you should know exactly what it entails. Becoming a

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9
May

The Truth Behind Common Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affect 747,000 Canadians, including about 15% of those 65 and older. Despite the prevalence of both diseases, misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are unfortunately quite common. Understanding the facts about Alzheimer’s disease will help family caregivers identify signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in their elderly loved ones. Knowing the facts may also ease some

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