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  1. Autumn Activities & Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Mother and daughter spending time outside during the season autumn Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy with loved ones. The crisp air, beautiful fall colours and thanksgiving all bring family and friends together. Are you a caregiver for your aging parents or loved ones? While the day-to-day care is crucial in keeping your elderly loved ones safe and healthy, companionship is what keeps the...

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  2. Treating and Preventing Arthritis

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Relaxed senior gentleman sitting on wooden bench in a park Although there is currently no cure for arthritis, there are some steps you can take to help prevent the disease. Limiting stress on your joints by keeping your weight under control is a good starting point. Recent studies have shown that a weight gain of only 10 to 20 extra pounds in early adulthood increases...

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  3. Understanding Arthritis and its Symptoms

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A woman experiencing joint pain from Arthritis The first step to living with arthritis is to understand exactly what it is. Arthritis comes in many forms – one of the most common being osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease – which causes pain, stiffness and swelling around one or more joints in the body. Osteoarthritis usually lasts longer than two weeks and can...

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  4. Understanding Ovarian Cancer

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Three seniors hugging Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are located on either side of the uterus. They produce and release eggs (ova), as well as the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Throughout our bodies, cells grow and divide to replace old and damaged ones. If a cell’s genetic...

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  5. How Family Caregivers Can Benefit from Respite Care

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Image of elderly woman having professional medical care What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family caregiver to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease their stress, and avoid caregiver burnout. Rather than spending time attending to daily duties, respite care provides assistance and support to the...

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  6. Driving tips for seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Senior woman driving in the summer As we age, everyday activities become more challenging than we realize. Driving is one of those habitual things in life – a quick run to the grocery store, picking up something last minute, and going out whenever you please are all activities that give us our independence. As our family members age, we must respect...

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  7. Bayshore gives back to employees

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Diverse People Holding Letters That Form Thank You This year is a year of celebrating past accomplishments and building future objectives. This year is about learning to provide better service and to create a lasting impact on the lives of our clients. This year…is our 50th year of providing quality, personalized care to Canadians. With this milestone comes a reflection on past accomplishments,...

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  8. Summer Activities to Enjoy with Seniors

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    A collage of seniors enjoying summer activities It’s summertime! A great time for fun and spending time outdoors with loved ones. We, at Bayshore HealthCare, have some ideas for summer activities that Family Caregivers can enjoy with their elderly loved ones. Ideas for Enjoying Time Together Outdoors Play outdoor games Involve the whole family in simple outdoor games, such as horseshoes, cornhole, croquet,...

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  9. June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    Brain Disease Did you know that concussions, commonly acquired through sport, are considered a brain injury? Facts like this, among others, are the reasons why organizations like Brain Injury Canada, a national not-for-profit organization aimed at advocacy of acquired brain injury awareness, are encouraging nationwide awareness campaigns this June to educate Canadians on the dangers of brain...

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  10. Recognize the signs of caregiver stress

    Written by: Sameen Junejo

    If you’re a family caregiver, it’s essential to be aware of the signs of stress and take steps to prevent burnout. You may be reluctant to focus on yourself while caring for your loved one, but remember: you can’t support others effectively if you’re physically and emotionally exhausted. Complete the quiz below to learn about the...

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