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Landais Alzheimer Village In France In the southwest of the country there’s a unique village where everyone lives with dementia. The concept, designed around keeping life as normal and consistent as possible, allows residents to enjoy maximum independence while removing the added pressures of
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Back in the saddle For riders living with disabilities, taking up horseback riding not only enhances their physical resilience but also provides a great emotional connection. Beyond the recognized clinical benefits like improved balance and co-ordination, development of motor skills, reduced spasticity and better core stability offered by equine therapy,  the is often a
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Pets, loved ones and caregiving

When there’s an emergency or a need for short or long-term assistance, caregivers are often tasked with looking after pets as well.  By Mary Bart This double duty caregiving responsibility can be both a pleasure or a nightmare—especially for those with little or no experience. Let’s meet two family caregivers who are now faced with […]
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Hospital delirium:

The who, what, when, where, how and why. There’s not much discussion about a condition commonly referred to as hospital delirium. In fact, this temporary state is something many caregivers haven’t heard anything about until it happens amidst considerable stress, physical restraint, and the risk of other potentially serious complications.  Keep reading to learn how […]
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15 Minute Meal By Ali Rosen A cookbook that contains quick, healthy, and flavorful recipes that can be made in just 15 minutes. Written by Ali Rosen, the suggestions are perfect for busy individuals and families seeking effortless, satisfying meals that require minimal time and effort. The cook book is designed to help parents nourish […]
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Silent Fire By Shilpa Ravella A gastroenterologist explores the link between inflammation and modern heart disease and cancer. The book explains how inflammation, can sometimes turn against us through case studies and current medical and nutritional science. Ravella suggests ways to reform our relationships with food and our microbiomes to benefit our health. The author
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At the end of life There will be many decisions to make when you, or someone you’re caring for, has a serious illness, especially as the illness progresses and there are choice to make. Decisions made at this time will reflect both a person’s values and their preferences for the type of care they’d like […]
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A new home or not? My sister and I are the primary caregivers for my mother. Things are getting tough and we have been disagreeing about what would be best—a full-time care facility or having her stay within our home with nursing care. We don’t want to ruin our relationship. What’s the best approach? Riley […]
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Old and grumpy or truly happy? Traditional TV shows and movies have long portrayed older characters difficult and poor tempered. But the reality is often very different. Today, a large body of research backs up the idea that people actually get happier and easier going as they age. Why? One of the perks of growing […]
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Thumbs Up/Down

Thumbs down to… Emergency Room wait times. After taking his newborn to an emergency room in late December, Joey Salmingo spent five hours in the waiting room and a further eight hours to have his two and half week-old son admitted to hospital. According to Dr. Raghu Venugopal, an ER doctor at three Toronto hospitals, […]