Today is a special day!

April 04 2017 / By Amy Chan / News, Caregiving

Happy National Carers Day. Today we recognize carers for their hard work and selfless acts of service.

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Osteoporosis: What types of exercise should you do?

November 24 2016 / General, Caregiving

If you have osteoporosis, different forms of exercise are needed to increase muscle strength, improve balance and posture, or maintain bone mass. According to Osteoporosis Canada, your exercise routine should include exercises in each of the following areas:

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The Flu and You!

October 20 2016 / General, Caregiving

This time of year brings on runny noses, scratchy throats, coughs and body aches of the seasonal flu. Recognizing the symptoms early on and knowing what to do if you get sick will help you get back on your feet much quicker.

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5 tips for taking care of your body & your mind

October 06 2016 / General, News, Caregiving

You have probably heard about different ways to take care of your body but what about how to take care of your mind? Today is World Mental Health Day; a campaign that reminds us to take care of our bodies and our minds.

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Take Action for Your Breast Health

October 05 2016 / General, News, Caregiving

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the symptoms and treatment of breast cancer and encourage women to take action for their health.

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Maintaining the connection with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

September 21 2016 / Events, News, Caregiving

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, check out this helpful video to learn how you can maintain a connection with those you care for.

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Important questions to ask when diagnosed with Leukemia or Lymphoma

September 19 2016 / General, News, Caregiving

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society highlights some important questions that you might not think to ask your health care provider upon receiving a diagnosis for blood cancer.

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Feeling Tired? Tactics for managing cancer related fatigue

August 25 2016 / General, News, Caregiving

Fatigue, or the feeling of being tired, is the most common symptom people with cancer will have. Watch this video for tips on how you can manager cancer related fatigue.

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What does end-of-life care mean for those without a home?

August 19 2016 / General, Caregiving

Many people who need palliative care are fortunate enough to be supported by a network of family and friends who support their care in the home. But what happens when you’re palliative, have no support system and have no home?

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It’s time for everyone to give a bit of self-love!

August 17 2016 / General, Caregiving

How often do you practice self-care?! Practicing self-care means managing your health, your diet, and thinking about what your body and mind needs.

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Mind Your Mind: Caring for those with Brain Injuries

July 21 2016 / Caregiving

Are you a caregiver for someone with a brain injury? Here is a roundup of resources to help you support yourself and the person you care for.

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Are you having a stroke? Learn about stroke awareness

July 05 2016 / General, News, Caregiving

Learn the warning signs of a stroke so you can act fast to help yourself or a loved one. Here are a number of resources on warning signs, prevent strategies and tips for living a healthy life after a stroke.

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Two Ways Dieting Can Improve Ovarian Health

September 01 2015 / General, News, Caregiving

Two simple yet effective dietary changes that could impact your ovarian health.

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Are you ready for International Self-Care Day?

July 23 2015 / Events, General, News

Tomorrow is International Self-Care Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing the International Self-Care Foundation’s “Seven Pillars of Self-Care” as well as our top recommendation on how you can achieve each one.

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Caregiver Tip Tuesday: Summer Livin'

July 14 2015 / By Patrica Butler / General, News, Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at making the most of summer and taking some much needed time off to focus on self-care!

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Caregiver Tip Tuesday: Your Journey of Personal Growth

June 30 2015 / By Patrica Butler / General, News, Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of personal growth!

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Aging Without Boundaries: Addressing Mental Health

June 29 2015 / General, News, Caregiving

Delirium, or acute confusion, is surprisingly common but under-recognized in older adults

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Aging Without Boundaries: Financial Assistance for Seniors

June 25 2015 / Events, General, News

Feeling safe and secure financially will allow you or your loved one to age peacefully and enjoy retirement without significant financial worries or burdens.

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Aging Without Boundaries: Community Participation is Ageless!

June 23 2015 / Events, General, News

Executive Director of the OSSCO, Elizabeth Macnab, shares her views on aging and community involvement!

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Aging Without Boundaries: Overcoming Physical Challenges

June 18 2015 / Events, General, News

We're celebrating Seniors' Month in Ontario with a series of blogs written by guests from the community!

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Importance of Happiness

June 17 2015 / Events, General, Staff

It's the final week in Seniors for Seniors Words from the Wise series but they're ending on a happy note! This week seniors share their wisdom on Happiness!

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Sneak Peak...

May 27 2015 / General, News, Caregiving

Seniors Month is less than a week away!

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Dealing with Progressive and Chronic Illness

May 12 2015 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

As we age there are a whole host of progressive and chronic illnesses that may impact our independence & functioning significantly.

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A Journey of Self Discovery

April 07 2015 / By Patrica Butler / Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we look at some helpful tips for embarking on a journey of self discovery.

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Online Education Forum- Caregiver Information Day

March 25 2015 / Events, General, News

April 7th is National Family Caregiver Day in Canada

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Finding the Perfect Home

March 03 2015 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at finding the perfect home for your aging loved one.

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Living With Family

January 19 2015 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

In this edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some of the key questions to ask yourself before you move your aging loved one into your home.

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The Benefits of Telehealth

December 16 2014 / By Dr. Sunny Malhotra / Caregiving

In this month’s edition of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays we look at Telehealth and the benefits that it has to patients, physicians and our health care system.

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Tis the Season to be Jolly!

November 18 2014 / By Patrica Butler / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, Physiotherapist Patricia Butler gives caregivers some helpful tips for making the holidays a joyful one.

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Housing Options for Seniors

October 21 2014 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at the different housing options for your aging loved one.

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Who Decides When You Can’t?

May 20 2014 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

If you were unable to make decisions due to an illness or injury who would make them on your behalf? Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein blogs about the importance of Advanced Care Planning.

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Breaking Through The Glass Floor

May 06 2014 / Caregiving

If you are caring for a terminally ill loved one and worried about how you will handle grief, read this compelling blog by Resident Blogger Glen Lord on the life long journey of grief.

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Caring For The Caregiver

March 04 2014 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein provides some hot tips for avoiding "Caregiver Burnout".

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Valentine’s Day

February 11 2014 / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about getting through Valentine's Day without your loved one.

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Relocation Basics & Downsizing Tips

January 21 2014 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein gives some hot tips on relocating a loved one to a retirement or long term care facility.

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Journey Of a Lifetime

December 17 2013 / By Patrica Butler / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Patricia Butler blogs about constructive ways to handle sadness and anger.

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May You Find Peace During The Holidays

November 26 2013 / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about grieving through the holidays.

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Having The 'Talk'

November 05 2013 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

Is it time to have the " talk" with your loved one?

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Canadian Boomers Want To Stay In Their Homes As They Age

October 29 2013 / Caregiving

RBC study finds that boomers would rather stay in their homes as they age.

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Dealing With A Diagnosis

October 22 2013 / By Patrica Butler / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Patricia Butler blogs about how to deal with the diagnosis of a loved one.

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Tech Talks: The New MS Tracker App

October 08 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at a new app geared towards helping individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

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The Right Way To Grieve

September 24 2013 / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Glen Lord blogs about the right way to grieve.

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Meet Our Resident Blogger: Glen Lord

September 20 2013 / Caregiving, Spectrum News

Meet Glen Lord, Our Guru On Grief

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Online Lessons in Dementia Management

September 17 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, we take a look at an Article from the New York Times, written by Judith Graham on Online Lessons in Dementia Management.

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How Important are your Documents?

September 09 2013 / By Esther Goldstein / Caregiving

Resident Blogger Esther Goldstein blogs about the importance of having an emergency file with your and your loved ones critical documents.

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CTT Is Taking A Break.. But We’ll Be Back!

June 10 2013 / Caregiving

Our Caregiver Tip Tuesday series is taking a break.. but we'll be back!

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DNR by Another Name

May 28 2013 / Caregiving

Great article by Paula Span from The New York Times on how our perspectives of DNR, as an option for our loved ones, change based on the name!

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When The Elderly Turn To Substance Abuse…

May 21 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays, we look at the growing problem of substance abuse amongst the elderly and discuss some possible triggers.

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Living With Multiple Sclerosis

May 07 2013 / Caregiving

To help promote MS awareness we've highlighted the stories of two courageous Canadians who are currently living with the disease.

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What Do You Really Know About Parkinson’s?

April 22 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday, Spectrum Health Care teams up with Parkinson's Society Canada to bring you the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease.

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Caregiving + Youtube

April 09 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some helpful caregiving videos on Youtube.

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Computer Love: Incorporating Technology into Caregiving

April 02 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at the different technologies on the market that are being used to assist with caregiving.

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Taking Caregiving To The Net

March 25 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at some of the great blogs on the internet created by caregivers.

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After The Caregiving Ends

March 19 2013 / Caregiving

Is there life after caregiving, and if so what it is like?

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3 Tips To Make Communicating With Your Loved One's Doctor Easier

March 11 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some simple tips to help you communicate with your loved one's physician.

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Caregiving Amount Tax Credit

March 05 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the Caregiving Amount Tax Credit. Could you be eligible?

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The Reluctant Caregiver

February 26 2013 / Caregiving

In this week's Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the reluctant caregiver. Are you a reluctant caregiver? Read this post by Paula Span and find out.

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Is Your Home Safe Enough For Seniors?

February 12 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesdays we identify ways to make your home safe for seniors.

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February Is National Health Month!

February 05 2013 / Caregiving

It's National Heart Month, are you treating your heart right? Check out this great video with some heart healthy tips.

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Dementia, Accusations, and Fractured Fairy Tales

January 29 2013 / Caregiving

Today's article is by Bob DeMarco and was taken fromThe Alzheimer's Reading Room, the number one source of life news and health information for the entire Alzheimers and Dementia community

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Ready or Not: Taking Time Off Work, How The Government Can Help

January 22 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at Federal and Provincial benefits for caregivers who need to take a leave of absence from their job.

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Understanding The Stages Of Alzheimer’s

January 08 2013 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at the different stages of Alzheimer's and the types of appropriate care for each stage.

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Caregiving and The Holidays

December 11 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at ways to make your loved one feel comfortable during the holiday season.

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Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

December 04 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at some helpful tips for long distance caregiving

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Respite Care: What Is It? And Is It Right For You?

November 27 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we look at Respite Care, what is it? And is it right for you?

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Setting Realistic Caregiving Goals

November 20 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we discuss how to set realistic goals as a caregiver.

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Keeping Your Loved One Independent

November 13 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we explore ways to encourage your loved one to remain independent.

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Caregiving 101: Where To Start

November 06 2012 / Caregiving

In this session of Caregiver Tip Tuesday we take a look at some key steps to take when becoming a caregiver.

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