Dealing with a Dementia Diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia can be difficult to accept. However, this is the reality for nearly one in every 10 seniors over the age of 65. Dementia is not a specific disease, but an umbrella term for several conditions that impact memory and cognitive abilities, including Alzheimer’s disease, which effects over 700,000 people in Canada…

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Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

How Life Improves after Moving to an Assisted Living Community Many seniors fear losing their independence as they age. It’s understandable then that your aging parent or loved one may be hesitant when they hear the phrase “assisted living.” Unfortunately, far too many seniors have the misconception that “assisted” equals a lack of independence. However,…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is known as the season of fresh starts. It’s no wonder that for many, spring cleaning is a yearly tradition. While doing chores may not sound very exciting, spring cleaning actually has many benefits. In fact, a clean home can help reduce allergies, increase happiness, and improve concentration. As the weather turns warmer, take…

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The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

There’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch with your favorite canine companion or hearing the gentle purring of a content cat. It’s no wonder that nearly 60 percent of Canadian households own some kind of pet. And research shows they are healthier for it! Numerous studies support that owning a pet can decrease…

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Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s nothing quite like turning on the radio and hearing your favorite song. In fact, studies show that listening to music can reduce stress levels, enhance your mood and improve sleep. But the healing powers of music don’t stop there. For the nearly 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s Disease, music can also be…

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