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"What if I see you, and I don't know that
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  you love me?"

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Loss of Appetite in Elderly: Causes and How to Cope

Loss of appetite and changes in appetite are a natural part of aging, but it’s still important to make sure seniors get enough nutrients. Our nutritionist Heather Schwartz shares her advice on what to do if your elderly parents won’t …

Dementia risk greater for out-of-shape middle-aged adults, says study

Maintaining physical fitness through middle age could go a long way in staving off dementia, new research suggests. The study, published Feb. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found middle-aged adults who were in shape were significantly less likely …

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers.  You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care  of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do …

Watching out for people with dementia

On the frigid, snowy day after Christmas, an 87-year-old man apparently in  the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease wandered from his Conestoga Township  farm. A search party found the man’s body the next day, in tall grass about 400  yards …

All in the Family: Siblings, Caregiving and Money

Nearly everyone with siblings probably experienced some degree of sibling  rivalry as kids. And now, many adult siblings are facing a new challenge – how  to become united for the sake of their aging parents. As brothers and sisters  confront …

Major Step Toward an Alzheimer’s Vaccine

Jan. 15, 2013 — A team of researchers from Université Laval, CHU de Québec, and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has discovered a way to stimulate the brain’s natural defense mechanisms in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This major breakthrough, details of …

A life worth living – with dementia

With more and more people living with dementia, society needs to adopt a new set of values including acceptance, equal access, valuing people and allowing those with dementia to have a voice, delegates at Public Service Events’ Dementia – a …

ARTHRITIS DRUG COULD BEAT DEMENTIA

Thursday December 20,2012 By Jo Willey DRUGS used to treat arthritis were last night hailed by experts as a potential new weapon in the battle against Alzheimer’s. Doctors have found inflammation linked to the painful joint condition plays an important …

Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others

By Linda Carroll Each morning, 48-year-old Troy Prater starts his day by getting breakfast for his teenage triplets. On weekdays he checks homework and then hurries them off to school. Then it’s back home to take care of his mom, …

Home for the Holidays – coping and caring

For most of us, the holiday season is a time filled with family and friends, laughter and reminiscing, happiness and joy. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can change a joyous season into a time of stress, frustration, and …

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