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The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 8, 2013

Posted by Steve Jones

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 1, 2013

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Fri, Nov 1, 2013

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8 Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Flu

Everyone knows what comes after the fall season: flu season. Seniors aged 65 and older are at a greater risk for contracting flu and the effects can be more detrimental than in younger adults. Here are eight tips you can take to help protect yourself against the flu this year.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 25, 2013

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Fri, Oct 25, 2013

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Early-onset Alzheimer's disease, though similar in many ways to regular onset, has a few differences. For one, it can take effect much faster than regular Alzheimer's, and, of course, it strikes people much younger. For anyone who has recently been disagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's or knows someone who was, you've undoubtly got a million questions. 

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 18, 2013

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Fri, Oct 18, 2013

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How to Have a Safe Discharge from the Hospital

Getting a family member home sadely is a common concern in many families when an elderly member has been in the hospital and is soon to be discharged. But coming home should be a cause for celebration - not concern and anxiety. Here are some steps to help your loved one get home safely and be taken care of after hospital discharge.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 11, 2013

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Fri, Oct 11, 2013

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Make a Difference for People with Alzheimer's

It's not too late! Join the Alzheimer Toronto team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon next Sunday and help them reach their goal of $50,000. Proceed go towards free counselling, support and education, and specialized care training.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for October 4, 2013

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Fri, Oct 4, 2013

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Is it Time for Your Senior to Get Home Care Help?

These days, many elders prefer to live in their own home and do things for themselves. Unfortunately, circumstances change slowly over time so that they are not even aware that they have become unable to take care of themselves as they use to.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 27, 2013

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Fri, Sep 27, 2013

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6 Steps to Develop a Nursing Care Plan for Dementia

After a diagnosis of dementia, whether it's Alzheimer's disease, frontal lobe dementia, lewy body dementia, or another type, it's normal to feel angry, depressed, scared, and confused. It's a difficult disease to cope with and manage.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 20, 2013

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Fri, Sep 20, 2013

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10 Ways to Reduce Night Fright in Seniors with Dementia

An estimated 747,000 Canadians 65 years and older have dementia or impaired cognition. After 65, the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years. 

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 13, 2013

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Fri, Sep 13, 2013

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20 Home Care Tips to Combat Senior Depression

According to the Canadian Psychological Association(CPA), 20% of seniors living alone in our communities experience depression. Consult your loved one's health care provider and senior home care nurse about medications and therapy treatment options that require doctor approval and monitoring. As family caretakers, we can also help improve our loved one's well-being and outlook.

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The Toronto Home Care Digest for September 6, 2013

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Fri, Sep 6, 2013

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15 Signs Their Memory Loss Could Be Alzheimer's Disease

Not remembering the little things is a normal part of aging. What isn't normal is when forgetting becomes an everyday occurrence or when losing things turns into unintentional neglect. This is when the need to seek dementia and Alzheimer's care becomes crucial. Talk to your health care provider about dementia and Alzheimer's care if your loved one shows repeated instances of these signs of memory loss.

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