October 28, 2016

Being able to cook a meal at home is a creature comfort that’s easy to take for granted. There’s nothing quite like a home-cooked meal to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and accomplished - especially for senior citizens. Plus, by cooking together with a caregiver,...

September 30, 2016

Pet therapy can differ when it comes to benefits for elders, but research has shown that introducing pets into a senior community can benefit seniors on a physical, mental, and emotional level. The physical aspect may be obvious enough - pets love to play, and they lov...

August 12, 2016

As our parents get older, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to start the process of helping them make the best decisions for themselves. They’ve taken care of us our whole lives, and eventually, it becomes our turn to take care of them, and ensure they not only have e...

July 8, 2016

Chances are, you’ve been following some kind of daily routine since you were young. Maybe you wake up, have breakfast, take a shower, watch the news, etc. Typically, our routines don’t waver much from day to day, and there is a sense of comfort and stability in them. W...

June 3, 2016

    

Our local history is very fascinating and interesting. Have you ever taken time to look into local history? How it shaped the dynamics of Squamish? I know everyday our team of caregivers hear remarkable stories from the past. For the One you Love engages...

May 12, 2016

 

Most of us tend to think that the natural process of getting older includes some kind of memory loss, or a reduction in overall brain function. It makes sense, after all - the rest of your body gets tired, why shouldn’t the brain? But it’s not always necessarily true,...

March 25, 2016

Having a general daily routine in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care is essential for both the caregiver and the patient. These routines don’t need to be set in stone, but they give a sense of consistency, which is beneficial to the Alzheimer’s patient even if they can’t co...

March 17, 2016

Below are a few questions that need to be considered when preparing for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care for your loved one:

  • Who will make healthcare and financial decisions on their behalf when they are no longer able to do so?

 While this may be a difficult topic t...

March 9, 2016

To summarize, this list is here to help you recognize and understand the ten early signs of dementia:

 

1. Memory loss for recent or new information - repeats self frequently 

2. Difficulty doing familiar tasks 

3. Problems with finding words, mis-naming, mis-understanding

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February 12, 2016

There is a lot for someone suffering from Alzheimer's and/or Dementia to get agitated about. They forget why they are in a certain room, why they can't drive themselves to the grocery store, how they got somewhere, who they are talking to, etc. There are some key tips...

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