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  1. Nov

    Individuals caring for a senior parent, or a loved one, sacrifice a lot of their own time and even their wellbeing. A majority of caregivers experience the positive side of emotions, such as love and appreciation.   Read more

    November 29, 2016
  2. Nov

    Christmas has come a bit early, here, in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area! The Home Instead Senior Care offices in Hamilton, Mississauga, and Etobicoke are inviting and welcoming community members to play the role of Santa for local seniors   Read more

    November 22, 2016
  3. Nov

    A caregiver shares her family's decision to use in-home senior care services and their experience with Home Instead Senior Care.   Read more

    November 16, 2016
  4. Oct

    Wandering is one of the most challenging behavioural tendencies of seniors living with Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia. It can also be quite frightening. The truly unfortunate stories we hear make our hearts drop every time.   Read more

    October 28, 2016
  5. Oct

    A family caregiver becomes concerned when she discovers her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, is hiding stale food.   Read more

    October 26, 2016
  6. Oct

    When living in an intergenerational household, sometimes both family caregiver and senior parent need extra respite.   Read more

    October 17, 2016
  7. Oct

    A family caregiver discusses the stress she feels from making the decision to move herself and her elderly mother who suffers from dementia.   Read more

    October 12, 2016
  8. Oct

    You can change your day-to-day life to help reduce your risk of developing dementia. For a person suffering from Alzheimer's, there are multiple treatments that can be done to slow the pace of decline, but ultimately there is still no cure for the disease.   Read more

    October 06, 2016
  9. Oct

    A family caregiver finds social activities for her elderly mother can be stimulating and exciting, but exhausting as well.   Read more

    October 05, 2016
  10. Sep

    For a family caregiver, the future is not always clear when caring for her mother suffering from dementia   Read more

    September 20, 2016
  11. Sep

    Share a family caregiver’s journey, as she cares for her 83-year-old mother suffering from dementia.   Read more

    September 13, 2016
  12. Sep

    Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but it is not the only one. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “dementia” is a group of conditions that affects a person’s mental capabilities severely enough to interfere with everyday life   Read more

    September 12, 2016
  13. Sep

    This September is the fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month! It is an international campaign, started in 2012 by the Alzheimer’s Disease International, that is aiming to raise awareness of the disease and to challenge the stigma surrounding dementia.   Read more

    September 06, 2016
  14. Aug

    According to Dr. John Sloan, Geriatrics Home Care Physician and Senior Academic Physician at the University of British Columbia, the ‘Hospital to Home’ transition could be among the most dangerous times for your senior loved one.   Read more

    August 31, 2016
  15. Aug

    Keeping up with today’s technologies can be beneficial for your parent’s aging minds. Learning how to do something new like finding, downloading and playing an interesting app is one idea to help stimulate their brain.   Read more

    August 22, 2016
  16. Aug

    You might be stuck wondering what to do. Mom and Dad’s health is starting to slowly decline. You walk in for a visit and notice the oven is still on, or the laundry hamper is overflowing. Wasn’t Mom in that outfit two days ago?   Read more

    August 08, 2016
  17. Aug

    If you’re a family caregiver, summertime can often be overwhelming. You need to take care of your parents and of your parents as well. Planning activities for everyone to do together can reduce a lot of stress and will benefit the whole family   Read more

    August 01, 2016
  18. Jul

    It’s officially summer – and as those temperatures continue to rise, so do the concerns about sun safety. The greater Toronto area has already had 8 official heat warnings this year, whereas 2014 had only 1 throughout the entire year.   Read more

    July 19, 2016
  19. Jul

    We invited local Federal, Provincial and Municipal representatives to meet our seniors, their families and our CAREgivers. The goal was to have them discuss important issues seniors face, with people from the community who actually deal with these issues   Read more

    July 11, 2016
  20. Jul

    Every year, the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada hosts their Walk for Alzheimer’s. Home Instead Senior Care is proud to be one of the many businesses sponsoring Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.   Read more

    July 04, 2016
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