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The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend

As people age, nutritional deficiencies, mental illnesses such as dementia, and other causes can affect the brain and its thinking processes. It’s no surprise that strange behavior often ensues, including seniors wearing certain garments or the entirety of an outfit

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially

With so much information out there on the topics of caring for the elderly, it is hard to know where to even begin.  Sorting out the relevant from the irrelevant, the experts from the untrained and helpful from the harmful

Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year? It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening. Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night

If you have a loved one in pre or post-op rehabilitation, it can be a challenge to think of some holiday gift ideas. There are often many rules for what you can and cannot send, but you don’t want to

Learning how to talk to your loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship. While speaking to people with Alzheimer's is not always easy, it is possible through practice and can be extremely rewarding.

You can never have too much knowledge, whether you are starting your first day as a healthcare professional, or in your final week on the job. Here are some caregiver tips to help keep you and your patient safe when