Sometimes, people can be real jerks!
This is especially true of scammers who take advantage of other people’s trust and vulnerability.
Indeed, there is no lack of scams out there trying to rob seniors of their identity, money, or valuables.
The Tea & Toast team wants you to protect yourself! We hope this blog will help you to do just that.
Sleep. We all need it.
Health Canada recommends the average person gets seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
However, research shows that one-third of Canadian seniors don’t meet that minimum.
Are you a senior who owns a pet, or is thinking of getting a pet?
Or are you concerned about your aging parent and their ability to care for a dog, cat or other animal?
In this blog, we offer up some of the benefits and challenges of having a pet in older age—plus, we provide a few additional considerations and alternatives to pet ownership.
So you’re a senior…and you’ve decided to sell the family home.
Whether due to necessity (financially or health-related) or simply because you want a smaller or more social place to live in, this can be an exciting time of transition.
But it can also be incredibly emotional, stressful…and even complicated.
Seniors’ real estate needs are different
Did you know Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world?
According to the MS Society of Canada, approximately one in every 385 Canadians live with the disease. And while it’s most often diagnosed in people aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults—seniors—are also diagnosed with MS.
As your mom or dad ages, are you growing increasingly worried about their driving?
First off, as a caring adult child, your concern is understandable.
After all, according to Transport Canada, between 2000 and 2015, more seniors died in traffic fatalities than any other age group across Canada.
Parkinson’s disease is on the rise in Canada.
In fact, it’s estimated that Canadian seniors over age 65 living with Parkinson’s disease will more than double by 2031. Of course, some of that has to do with our aging demographic. But consider this: by 2031, the number of Canadians over age 40 with Parkinson’s will increase by 65 per cent!
Eating healthy can be challenging for anyone—but as we age, other factors can make nutrition especially hard.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of handy-dandy resources.
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Let’s face it: most families experience some level of conflict from time to time.
But when faced with something incredibly emotional—such as figuring out how to care for an aging parent—that kind of family conflict can lead to arguments, resentment…and even giving up.
The holidays are quickly approaching—but not everyone is excited about it.
For seniors, this can be an incredibly emotional and lonely time of year.
When it comes to seniors’ mental health in Canada, the facts are pretty disturbing:
Moving from one home to another can be stressful enough.
But that stress is amplified when the move involves a senior leaving their house—a place they’ve known and loved for decades—to enter a retirement residence.
It’s a question I hear all the time from Tea & Toast clients:
Can I afford to move into a retirement home?
Have you ever wondered how Canadian seniors’ healthcare, health and wellbeing compares to seniors in other countries?
Everybody loves a good love story.
When it comes to contracting heart disease, there are a few factors that cannot be controlled.
Respite care. Short-term stays. Winter stays.