The holidays can be challenging for someone with dementia. Here are some pointers on how to make your family celebrations dementia-friendly.
There’s no escaping the reality that we’re all living longer—or perhaps, dying longer.
Assets and income streams that can help cover your parents’ monthly living expenses while they’re living in an Ottawa area retirement community.
It’s not uncommon for people well into their 80s or even 90s to refuse to move to a senior living community because they “don’t want to live with old people”. Find out why they might be saying this and how you can respond.
Can you name 10 things you can do to reduce your risk of developing dementia?
Your mom or dad has dementia and you’re concerned that if they move to a retirement home, they’ll be a stranger to the staff there.
If your parent with dementia is moving to a memory care unit, they won’t be able to take a lot with them. Here’s advice on what to pack.
You’re planning to move your parent with dementia to a memory care unit at a retirement community, but you’re worried that they’ll have a hard time adapting to their new home. In fact, you’re beginning to have second thoughts about whether you should go ahead with the move at all.
Your aging parents are running into health issues. They’re living on their own, and you’re concerned about their safety.
People who help their downsizing parents shed some of their possessions are often caught off guard by how huge a task it can be.
Your mom or dad had a health scare in the past, but right now they’re doing fine (knock on wood). Just the same, you can’t help but remember the anxiety you felt when you still weren’t certain how things would turn out.
What happens when you can’t make decisions regarding your own personal or medical care? Let’s say you’re temporarily incapacitated. Who can make them for you?
When your parent reaches a certain age, their current home may begin to feel like it’s too big for them. Keeping it clean and maintained is becoming a hassle. If they’re widowed, the absence of their partner may make the place feel especially empty.
Music can be powerful medicine for anyone, but especially people with dementia.
Until recently, the Ontario government required that all seniors moving into a retirement residence self-isolate for 14 days.
This could have been a big concern if you were contemplating a move to a seniors’ community, particularly if one of your motivations for moving was to form new social connections.