Addressing Later-Life Sleep Problems
April 29, 2021 Family & Loved Ones
Some changes in our sleep patterns are perfectly normal as we grow older. Older adults tend to go to sleep earlier in the evening, and wake up earlier in the morning. Research shows that older adults may need a little less sleep than they did in younger years. This is good to know, because, ironically, worrying about our sleep can actually make it harder to sleep!
Top Questions About Geriatric Mental Health Answered
February 21, 2021 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning | Caregiving
As families help older loved ones manage physical health conditions, they shouldn’t overlook mental health changes. Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders are quite common among the older population. Estimates are that one in four older adults will experience a mental disorder.
Exercising the Ageing Brain
November 10, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Health & Safety
A regular cognitive workout can improve your concentration, comprehension and recall in everyday life such as remembering people’s names or driving across town. The more you challenge your brain, the more brain cells and nerve connection pathways you form. Instead of gray matter simply dying as you age, challenging your brain can activate new cell growth throughout your lifetime.
6 Steps Men Should Take For Their Health at Any Age
October 16, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety
Up to 70% of men’s health problems are preventable through lifestyle changes. These are steps men of all ages can take today to take charge of their health and live longer, healthier lives.
Pandemic Pay: A letter to Our Caregivers
May 11, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning
Doug Ford has decided that caregivers caring for clients who fund their own care are not deserving of "pandemic pay" ($4 hr on top of regular pay). Our Caregivers fill huge shortfalls in government-paid care, and are essential and worthy of this support. Ford won't, but we will. Right at Home is now giving all of our Caregivers pandemic pay on top of their regular wage.
Benefits of Home Care for Dementia Patients
December 31, 2019 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support
We’re lucky to live in a society where public health extends beyond the physical to include mental care. Depending on the severity of dementia, and the available funds, public health services work well. It is, however, stretched thin in many areas, which can lead to some difficulties, like having different caregivers arrive to help your elderly parent.
Spotting Early Signs of Dementia
November 27, 2019 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Life Planning
Wondering and worrying whether your loved one is going to take a sudden turn for the worst can be incredibly stressful. To help, we’ve compiled a list of common early signs of dementia. This way, you will have more tools available to guide you as you make decisions and work with your loved one to move forward.
Tips for Helping Your Parent with Dementia
October 11, 2019 Life Planning | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support
Dementia patients have to deal with regressing from a productive, functioning adult to becoming dependent and childlike once again. Dealing with fundamental difficulties like knowing where you are, or incontinence can be embarrassing and can complicate day to day life.
5 Tips for Talking to Parents with Dementia
September 09, 2019 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning
Watching the person, that you love have to disappear behind a veil of confusion can cause panic, anger, anxiety and a host of other feelings that make communicating with anyone difficult.