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Dr. Amy: Maintaining a sense of control during illness

Dec 28, 2011

Probably one of the most difficult parts of being ill is losing a sense of control of life. As caregivers, we can help our loved ones and ourselves continue to feel some control. Even though we may both feel powerless against the illness itself, we have many choices that we can make along t


Dr . Amy: Health and Wellness for Caregivers

Feb 07, 2012

Caregivers need to tend to their own needs in order to be most effective in helping their loved ones who are ill. Our continuing quest for good quality of life needs to include ourselves as well as the patient. Read more...


Finding the best Alzheimer's home: Nine tips

Mar 09, 2012

Choosing the right Alzheimer's home for your loved one can be a frightening experience but sound information makes it easier. When choosing the Alzheimer's right home, the philosophy and appropriate level of care, preferred location and budget all need to be considered. Here are nine tips to help you find the best Alzheimer's home for your loved one.


How to protect your home from mortgage and real estate title fraud

Apr 06, 2012

Real estate title and mortgage fraud are on the rise and seniors are usually the victims. Here's how boomers and seniors can protect themselves and their homes.


Long-term care insurance: Should you buy it?

Apr 11, 2012

Your health may change during retirement and you could need nursing services and/or long term care. Here's how long-term care insurance can help.


Five ways to reduce Alzheimer's risk and keep memory strong

Apr 24, 2012

What five ingredients reduce our risk for getting this disease and keep our memory strong? One ingredient is learning how to manage stress.


Getting your elderly parents the rehab care they need

Apr 27, 2012

When your elderly parent is in rehab they need to stay long enough to get proper care. Here is how you can help ensure they do.


Caring for Aging Parents: Five ways to Find the Humour

Apr 30, 2012

Fed up dealing with your aging parents? When was the last time you laughed? Try this to ditch the stress and get the funny back.


My midlife crisis with a geriatric twist

May 29, 2012

NEW Column: Caring for my elderly mum has had more downs than ups this past year but there have been laughs too. Here's what I've learned.


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Diet and Nutrition (Part 2)

Jun 04, 2012

The timeless wisdom, "We are what we eat," is as valid as ever, especially for seniors. It can even impove mood and help avoid depression.


Create your caregiving experience, don't just react to it

Jun 07, 2012

Caring for elderly parents can make you frantic with no time for the things that bring you joy. Here's how to get some perspective.


Make Caregiving a Choice and Reduce Your Stress

Jun 20, 2012

Most people are caregivers by default which causes a lot of stress. If you view caregiving as a choice, you can change all that for the better.


It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your mother is?

Jul 05, 2012

What happens when you call your elderly mum to check in on her and she doesn't answer? And several minutes later she still doesn't?


Have a Drink! Mom's Retirement Home Trial Stay Was a Bust.

Jul 11, 2012

What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!


How to move on when your parents pass away

Jul 12, 2012

When your parents are nearing the end of their lives, you need to take some practical steps, plan your post-caregiving life and prepare your heart.


Seven Ways Families Benefit from Long-term Care Homes

Jul 26, 2012

Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.


VIDEO: Relocating Your Parents

Aug 29, 2012

Anne Hopcott knows how important it is to adapt to change, that's why she chose not to wait for the decision to move into a retirement community to be made for her.


A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

Dec 04, 2012

Ever wonder what it's like to be a caregiver? Find out this caregiver's perspective on working in a long term care facility and for home care clients. Read more...


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