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Aging Alone Does Not Have To Mean Lonely

Author: WALKER THORNTON People confuse the word “alone” with lonely. In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone. Will you still need me when I’m 84? Loneliness is not...


The First App for Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in News / senior activities / Senior Living Tips

In recent years I’ve come across several instances of students developing technology for seniors. But I was genuinely impressed by the creation of 12-year-old Emma Yang. Emma was one of the recipients of the “Ten Under Twenty” innovation awards announced earlier this year. Her app, called...


Great Myths of Aging

Author ERICA MANFRED   When it comes to what old people are like, everyone has an opinion, especially younger people. Perhaps because they’re afraid of aging, the young and middle-aged tend to stereotype older people as grouchy, frumpy, slow, forgetful. Yes we do change as we age, but not...


Senior Fraud Prevention

Posted in Home Care Regina

Many people have fallen victim to fraud.  Unfortunately, a lot of these people are seniors not because they are old but because they are retired and are home to answer the phone when the fraudulent telemarketers call or time to read the many ads that come through a house.   ...


Transitioning Home After Leaving A Medical Facility

Having a senior parent move back home after being in a medical facility, can be difficult.  Hopefully these tips will help ease the transition and make the adjustment a little bit easier. 1).  Plan ahead.           Check to see if the medical facility that your loved one is leaving has...


February Is Heart Awareness Month

Posted in heart health / Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Take care of your heart this month (and every month).  Do a heart check on all the foods you are eating and aim to be more active this month.  Once you get into a routine, it will carry into the other months as a healthy habit.   Make a doctor appointment if you haven't seen your doctor in...


Reviews

Posted in Success Stories

Dear Shannon and Nick,     Thank you for your excellent care of me while at your Dove Home.  You were very good and kind to help nurture me back to better health (and healing -- I hope).  Thank you so very much.                From a Dove House resident   Thank you again Shannon for...


Is It Time To Fall-Proof Your Home?

Posted in Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Is it time to fall-proof your home?  As people get older, they start facing challenges that they may not have had a few years or a decade ago.  There could now be arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart condition, that may affect all your mobility.  If you are starting to think that...


Homecare Bookings

Posted in Home Care Regina

The first month of 2016 has passed us by.  If you are looking for homecare, Dove Homecare is still taking bookings.  The nurse aides we have on staff are phenomenal and do anything from cleaning to assisting with daily activities.  If you are thinking of getting homecare for yourself or for a...


How The Elderly Can Cover Dementia Problems

If you have an elderly parent, there are signs that should be watched out for in case there is more than just a "senior moment".  If they are forgetting things consistently like paying bills or having problems finding the right word, it is more.  There is even a condition called anosognoisa...


Living With Your Parents At An Adult Age

Posted in Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Once you move out on your own and have your own space, one would think that they would never live with their parents again.  In some cases, they don't but in others, senior parents move in with their adult children for a wide variety of reasons.  Some people will say don't think about letting...


Tips On How To Live Simple

Posted in dementia / Home Care Regina / Senior Living Tips

Some people think that as you get older, you should slow down on activities and have come to think of the stereotypical "seniors" that do nothing except for bake and sleep.  That is not the case for most seniors and does not have to be the case if that is what you are thinking.  Keeping up...


Activities for Dementia Patients

Posted in dementia / Home Care Regina

When you have a loved one with dementia, it can be hard to figure out activities to do.  Wanting to connect with your loved one is important and beneficial for them.  There are ways you can connect with them and work on making your bond stronger. When someone has dementia, it is hard for them...


Senior Exercise And Fitness

Getting older is a fact of life.  An active lifestyle needs to fit into that fact and is extremely important.  Exercising regularly helps maintain positive mindset, boosts energy, and could help with the symptoms of pain.   There are plenty of ways to get out there and get some...


How To Effectively Communicate With Someone Who Has Moderate To Severe Dementia

Posted in dementia / Home Care Regina

Once there is a diagnosis of dementia, some family members do not recognize the person that has taken over their loved ones mind and body.  The loved one may not communicate or communicate in a way that is not recognized or their "normal way".  The loved person becomes a shell of the person...


Palliative Care Information

Deciding to put a loved one in palliative care can be a tough and stressful situation.  Palliative care is for people with a chronic illness who can continue to receive curative treatments.  Palliative care can be received in a care home, at home or in a hospital.  Palliative care can be...


Preparing To Say Good Bye To A Loved One

Knowing a loved one is going to pass is not easy.  It makes us feel hopeless, helpless and grasphing the concept of our own mortality.  Being a family caregiver, is extremely difficult.  There is the all the paperwork and things that need to be arranged to make sure everything is taken care...


Stages Of Dementia

As some people who read this blog probably know, dementia is extremely close to my heart.  I have dealt with dementia and mental illnesses for years and too many times I have seen dementia in seniors been mistaked for old age forgetfulness.  The main thing to take away from this is to remember...


Winter Hazards And How Seniors Can Avoid Them

Now that the snow has fallen and continues to fall, there are a few hazards that seniors should be looking out for and hopefully avoiding.     1). COLD, ICE AND SNOW      - Falls -- slips on ice are a major risk so it is important that to wear shoes with appropriate traction.  If you are...


Dementia Care Dos and Don'ts

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

Dementia can come in many shapes and sizes.  It is best defined as "a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning".When someone you love has dementia, it is hard to figure out...


Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

Posted in assisted living facility / Home Care Regina

Trying to eat healthy can be a bit of a challenge.  It becomes more of a challenge if you do not know what you are looking for or what is the healthier option.  These tips below are heart healthy because strokes kill 32% more women than they do men so it is important to make sure your heart...


Around Town....Activities for Seniors

Posted in Home Care Regina / senior activities

AFTERNOON BINGOS WEDNESDAYS AT 12:30PM. 2134 WINNIPEG ST.   AFTERNOON DANCES WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM 1:00PM TO 3:00PM 2134 WINNIPEG ST.   WEEKLY CARD GAMES AT 2134 WINNIPEG ST. BRIDGE MONDAYS AT 12PM. CRIBBAGE MONDAYS AT 12 PM WHIST TUESDAYS AT 12 PM WHIST SATURDAYS AT...


What You Need To Know For An Advanced Care Directive

Do you know what an advanced care directive is?  A lot of people do not realize what one is and how easy it is to have one prepared.   An Advanced Care Directive is also known as a "Living Will" and is a legally binding document made while a person has the mental capacity to do so....


Upcoming Information Nights

The first of many information nights! Plans are underway for the first Dove Healthcare information night. The first information night will be DNR, end of life care and how to prepare. If you or anyone you know would like to attend, further information will be posted as details get finalized....


Caring For Your Parents Long Distance

How To Care For Senior Parents While Being Long Distance   Some Canadians know what it is like to be living far away from their senior parents but a lot do not know how to care for their parents through long distance.   Seeing senior parents from visit to visit, it will be noticed how...