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Date updated: January 16, 2020

3 WAYS TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S SAYS I WANT TO GO HOME

3 WAYS TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S SAYS I WANT TO GO HOME This article is from Daily Caring- click here to go to the article on their website Hearing someone say “I want to go home” over and over again is something Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers often deal with. It’s especially frustrating to hear when they’re already home. But…

How is Your Balance? 3 Easy Exercises

Poor balance can make you dizzy and unsteady on your feet. It can also cause you to do things like miss a stair step, bump into furniture, or trip over the family pet. In the worst situations, stumbles can lead to falls and potentially serious injuries. Falling can definitely be a concern if you live…

10 HELPFUL GIFTS: KITCHEN AIDS FOR SENIORS SAFELY INCREASE INDEPENDENCE

Make the kitchen safer for seniors Health conditions like arthritis, low vision, frailty, stroke, or dementia can make everyday tasks challenging for older adults. With heat, liquids, and knives, working in the kitchen can be especially dangerous. We found 10 simple kitchen aids for seniors that increase safety, prevent accidents, and help them stay independent longer. Being able to perform…

An Advance Care Planning Resource for Accessing Your Rights

The Advance Care Planning Resource aims to help you understand the laws in place in Canada to protect your right to choose the kinds of care you will receive now and in the future. This resource may also help you determine the legal requirements you need to make decisions and plan.  

Eating and Drinking Well in Later Life

Is this me? Whether you are slim or bigger (even if you are seemingly overweight, you can still be malnourished), it’s not good to lose weight without meaning to. It’s easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Significant, unintended weight loss makes you more likely to get ill or have a fall and can…

Delirium Isn’t ‘Just Part of Getting Older’- What you need to know

As many as half of hospital patients age 65 and older develop delirium. Once thought of as something ordinary — something that “just happens” to people as they get older — today, geriatricians and hospitals across the U.S. recognize the dangers of delirium and are increasingly creating programs and protocols to prevent, detect and treat it. Delirium…

Eastern Health. Health Information Website

NEW WEBSITE from Eastern Health. Hi or Health information is a guide to wellness. It has a search bar and a menu with topics under Healthy Living , Life Stages, For Communities, All Topics from A-Z, and Hot Topics. Life Stages include Adult (ages 18+) and Seniors (ages 65+).

Medical Care Plan – MCP – Government of NL

The Provincial Medical Care Plan (MCP) is a far-reaching plan of medical care insurance. It covers the cost of physician services for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Did you know?  Barcodes have been added to newly issued MCP cards to enable a user to self-register for scheduled appointments at health care facilities throughout the province…

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