Many of us know or have been touched by someone who has dementia.  Dementia is defined as an umbrella term for a variety of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Bodies, Vascular, and Frontal-Temporal or Picks Disease.  Symptoms include the loss of memory, judgment, reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour.  Brain function interferes with a person’s ability to function at work, in relationships, and in everyday activities.
Susan Sommerville, a continuing care c

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With Christmas almost upon us and we are busy celebrating the season it is important that we take time to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  As our families grow often our grandparents, and great grandparents are the ones that travel to and fro to help us celebrate the holidays.
If you are one of these lucky traveling souls, here are a few things that you should pack up before heading out. First, consider packing a night light for your room which may or may not be as familiar territory

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With the Federal Government getting closer and closer to their mandatory deadline for Direct Deposit for all federal payments, we are seeing more and more forms each day in our office. Although many seniors initially hesitate to participate in this process, it is an important step the federal government is taking to reduce risk of mail theft, lost deposits, elder abuse (pressure to sign over their funds), and help protect Canadians against identity fraud.  This will provide seniors their mo

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The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, yet they can also be a time of challenge. If resources are scare and needs are plenty it can put added pressure on families and individuals, this too is the case for seniors. Finding simple ways to say I love you, I appreciate you are important expressions of gratitude. A handwritten note, a shared story of your youth, a small container of baking with your favorite recipe can tell others how much you care without extra expense.  Your family and

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