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Will your brothers and sisters help care for your parents?

 Sometimes, sibling rivalry never really goes away, it just goes underground. And when it resurfaces in adulthood over the care of aging parents, the stakes are much higher than who has the best report card or plays with the favourite

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5 Foods That Fight Senior Insomnia

A good night’s sleep is one of the keys to more energy and better health. If you can’t fall asleep, or stay asleep – sleep deprivation can lead to physical and mental health issues such as dementia, sundowning and Alzheimer’s

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Social isolation a terrible threat for Canada’s seniors

Ottawa, Canada, April 23, 2014 – Social isolation is on the rise in Canada according to a new report by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. Growing old alone: The rise of social isolation as Canada ages looks at

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Toronto day programs help seniors with dementia

By: Nancy J. White Living Reporter, Published on Fri Apr 25 2014 In Toronto, 37 seniors’ day programs accept people with dementia, while eight are specifically for those with the disease, according to the Toronto Dementia Network website, dementiatoronto.org. The

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What expenses qualify for the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit?

Not all renovation work qualifies for this tax credit. Before you start any improvements, check to see that the work qualifies so you can claim the expense. Some examples of eligible expenses include: Certain renovations to permit a first-floor occupancy

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The Master-ASA Business Development Workshop

March 24th & 25th saw a group of the Master-ASA members at the JW Marriott Resort at Lake Rosseau for a business development workshop. The two days were chock-full of learning and sharing opportunities for all in attendance. Topics covered

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This Guy Found Love – 75 Years of Love!

The studio that put this together sure get’s it; they deserve a ‘Making Seniors Matter Again’ award. The video is pretty long, close to 9 minutes, but that’s okay; it is such a touching heartfelt story, you will never regret

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What Can a Reputable Home Care Organization Provide For You?

An excellent article by Audrey Miller, re-posted from AllAboutEstates.ca As a Geriatric Care Manager I assist families in making plans for their future. In-home care is a service that many families need. While the public sector does what it can

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As seen on CBC

A new breed of real estate agent has emerged to help seniors do more than just sell their homes. When Gerry Biller, 85, moves into a retirement home next month, it will be with the added assistance of Barry Lebow

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Why Elderly People Don’t Eat

In caring for parents, this is one of the biggest challenges we see, given that lack of proper nutrition leads to so many problems. It is possibly one of the hardest for adult children to grasp as well; after all,

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