For Miralda and Luigi, the waiting game is finally over. After 62 years of marriage—and 12 months locked down together at home—they’ll be among the first wave of the general public to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this month. Their relief, even over the phone line, is palpable.
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The best care comes down to what works for each unique individual, and their family. Personal preferences, specific needs, personality and mobility all play a part. The solution also needs to make sense financially.
Before the pandemic, Elizabeth* had the kind of social life some 30-year-olds would envy. The 72-year-old met regularly with friends—some of whom she’s known since primary school—for lunch and dinner. She sang in her church choir, volunteered with Victim Services, attended stretch and yoga classes at her local leisure centre and squeezed in time for weekly art classes at a seniors’ centre.
When Claire Webster’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006, it didn’t affect her life; it transformed it. A working mother of three young children, Webster found herself suddenly thrown into a world of caregiving she admittedly knew nothing about.
Words are hard to find these days. There are many, many things we want to say about the weight of what we’ve collectively endured; especially, the oldest among us. The more we talked as a team about how best to close out the year, the more certain we felt that this holiday message should absolutely be about one simple thing: the power of giving thanks.
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This month, we’re celebrating every caregiver who worked so hard to make 2020 a safer, better, happier year for our seniors.
It’s 5:30, you just left the office and know that your day is not over. In fact, it’s far from over. The kids have baseball and soccer practices, there is homework to help with, gym uniforms to be washed, and who knows what’s for supper. While you sort through the dinner options from what you think is in the fridge, your phone rings.
A very personal story written by our scheduler Amanda Steben-Allard, who prior to joining our office team worked as a caregiver.
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Believe it or not, falls and fall-related injuries among the elderly are considered a global health concern.
There are a lot of myths surrounding Alzheimer’s. Below are 10 facts about Alzheimer’s that aren’t as well known and will help you get educated about the disease.
Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in our elderly population today. And what we call “late-onset Alzheimer’s” is the most common form of the disease, generally affecting people over the age of 65. However, the consensus is that late-onset Alzheimer’s typically manifests itself in the brain for many years before symptoms appear. Let’s dive deeper into understanding what late-onset Alzheimer’s is and how we can help protect our brains from developing it.
These are compelling days in the study of neurological illness. The rate of the expansion of neurological research for brain health is astounding. This article is intended to inform you about some relatively new research that will give you a broader perspective on what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Let’s enhance our understanding and appreciation for what the scientific community is up to in developing useful treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
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