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Tips for Transitioning from Hospital to Home

We often receive concerned calls from families who have been given the news that their loved one will soon be discharged home from a hospital stay. After the relative security of the hospital environment and ready access to medical staff, the prospect of managing at home can provoke feelings of uncertainty and even fear for

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Hospital-Induced Delirium: How can you help?

A hospital can be an overwhelming environment for anyone. The many sounds, bright lighting and bustle of people can be a source of stress and over-stimulation. For elderly individuals, especially those living with cognitive issues, this over-stimulation can have a significant impact on health outcomes. Hospital induced delirium can effect anyone at any age. It

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UTI Detection and Prevention in the Elderly

Sudden behavioural changes. Increased confusion. Decrease in appetite. Frequent falls. What do all of these points have in common? They are some of the more atypical signs that often tell us an elderly person may be experiencing a urinary tract infection (UTI). Most people are familiar with typical symptoms: frequent urination, burning sensation, and abdominal

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Celebrating Aging

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan Sometimes we struggle to recognize the beauty and wisdom that comes with age. In reality, there are so many reasons to embrace your “golden years” – and beyond. Aging is inevitable – so let’s celebrate it! Here are our

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Navigating Holiday Gatherings

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather, often over a delicious meal and tasty treats. For those living with dementia, Holiday events can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. We don’t want to exclude our loved ones – but all the unfamiliar faces, noise and changes in routine can often lead

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