Taking you down memory lane to the films your parents watched in their 20's! We hope these help grease the conversation wheels!
Music can be powerful. Studies have shown music may reduce agitation and improve behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease.
There’s a common misconception that older adults can’t learn new things.
You’re concerned that your aging mom or dad isn’t eating properly. You know that poor nutrition can lead to serious health problems.
You’re considering getting your aging parent – who lives in the Ottawa area – a medical alert system, also known as a personal emergency response system.
Your elderly parent isn’t taking their medications. You’re worried. You’ve tried to talk to them about it, but they either ignore you or become irritated with you for being bossy.
It’s easy to overlook how critical this type of support is to the independence of seniors.
If you have a parent living on their own, chances are you’re checking in on them as the holidays approach. After all, social isolation has been a big issue for seniors throughout the pandemic. And feelings of loneliness can be particularly acute during the holidays, especially this year.
You’re likely feeling bummed out that, because of the pandemic, you’re not able to get together physically with your extended family this holiday season. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize the health of your aging parents or other relatives. But you don’t want them to feel abandoned either, especially this time of year.
So, what can you do to inject life into virtual holiday gatherings?
Tea & Toast has decided to make things a little easier for you this holiday season. We’ve created a small online shop that features gifts for the senior in your life. Some gifts are meant to make their life easier. Others may just bring a smile to their face.
The holidays can mean different things to different people. For many, the holidays are a time where eggnog flows freely and folks come to visit from near and far. Everyone is merry and goes home, with full bellies and with visions of sugar plum fairies.
For many others, it might mean juggling the special needs of a family member that you’re the primary caregiver for. This can present its fair set of challenges.
Although international travel remains pretty much off the table for the foreseeable future, you can still visit some fascinating destinations across the world. Think virtual travel.
During the pandemic, the Ontario government requires that all seniors moving into a retirement residence self-isolate for 14 days.
Someone in your family has dementia. They recently wandered away from home and no one could find them. At the time, you panicked, but fortunately everything turned out all right. But you wonder: Will it might happen again? And if it does, will things turn out as well?
Moving to a retirement home is a major life transition. Leaving behind a home that you’ve lived in for years, possibly decades, comes with a sense of loss. Loss of a home full of family memories. Loss of autonomy.