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Eco-friendly end-of-life options for those who care By Mary Bart Stephen’s mother, Ruth had been a passionate environmentalist all her life. Her last wishes were to have the most environmentally friendly funeral and burial as possible. She claimed that traditional funerals, caskets and burial
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Bruce Willis’s wife talks about dementia Emma Heming Willis, the wife of actor Bruce Willis, has spoken about the “grief and sadness” she feels over her husband’s dementia, as they celebrated his 68th birthday. Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February. The news came after he developed aphasia, which causes difficulties with speech, last […]
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An at home task review

Life is changing… it’s time to make new plans Following an assessment, make a list of essential tasks that need to be performed, including: meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping (daily vs. janitorial—windows, spring cleaning), outdoor maintenance (garbage removal, lawn care, leaves, snow, eaves-troughs, bush trimming), banking, shopping (groceries and personal) and
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Tips for PROTECTING YOUR MEMORY It’s not uncommon for some older adults to be concerned about memory loss or a decline in cognitive function. However, many individuals well into their 70s perform just as well as young adults. To help look after your brain as you age, try to: • Avoid drugs, alcohol and exposure […]
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Never on newsstand Your Caregiver Solutions (CS) magazine is not on sale at the big-box magazine racks in my neighbourhood. How can I get it?Marlie Snyder,Regina Sask. Editor’s Note: CS is free on-line and through certain partnerships with homecare agencies and Canada Cares. You can subscribe to a physical issue by emailing mandy@bcsgroup.com. Three at once […]
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Podcast aims to shatter stereotypes  By Ishita Verma A new podcast aims to highlight the struggles two Edmonton friends face as people living with disabilities. Carly Neis is an actor with cerebral palsy, and Laurel Carter is an event planner with visual impairment. The two have launched the podcast Disabled as Folk. “Just because we’re […]

Fire Safety

The stats are frightening with older adults being at increased risk as they become older. In fact, data suggests that between the age of 65-74 people are twice as likely to die in a fire. That quickly raises to five times the likelihood of dying in a fire  at age 85. 1. The top three […]