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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Caregiving for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging. You may feel overwhelmed, alone, sad, or unsure about the future. You may wonder, “How many more memories will be lost? How much will this person change today?” Most distressing can be...

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Respite Care: Supporting Family Caregivers

Being a family caregiver is rewarding but challenging work. Even when caregivers are driven by passion, there are days when the duties can be too much to handle, leading to caregiver fatigue and stress. Overdoing tasks and neglecting your own...

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Creating an Effective Care Plan

When someone in your family needs support due to aging challenges, it’s helpful if all family members are involved and have input in determining a plan of care for your loved one. Sharing thoughts, resources, and responsibilities can help...

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Incorporate Fun Activities at Home for Your Senior

Although there are some promising clinical trials being conducted, there is no vaccine currently available for COVID-19. There is no way to know how long the pandemic is going to last — we only have forecasts based on trends of cases,...

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Protecting Your Aging Loved Ones During a Pandemic

Although the COVID-19 lockdown has been lifted or is being lifted in parts of the country, it is undeniable that the virus is still a threat, particularly for elderly individuals who are most vulnerable. As a family member or caregiver, it is...

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Health and Safety Around the House

Many older adults are living independently, which can be wonderful for quality of life. However, falls, burns, and even poisonings are among the most common accidents involving elderly people at home. Older seniors living alone may also become...

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