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  1. Creative Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Autumn

    Written by: Dunham

    seniors playing in leaves Autumn is an inspiring time of the year to express yourself creatively through art, cooking, and connecting with nature. As summer becomes autumn, the cool crisp air is perfectly offset by the warm tones of the changing leaves, and you can look forward to every chance to wrap ourselves in cozy sweaters and add a...

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  2. Elder Abuse: Raising Awareness of a worldwide scandal

    Written by: Dunham

    senior looking out window As the baby boom generation ages, the number of elder abuse cases will inevitably increase – all the more reason to explore this growing problem and raise awareness in order to help change attitudes and behaviours. Learning to recognize the types, signs and symptoms of elder abuse is the first step to prevention. Elder abuse...

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  3. Innovations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

    Written by: Dunham

    Sad Senior woman on bed With Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise, many companies and organizations have invested in research and development for new concepts, products and techniques to help those who are diagnosed with this disease. There are even many services dedicated to supporting individuals living with the disease—for example, more than 400 Bayshore caregivers are trained and certified...

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  4. Eye care for seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Are you doing everything you can to protect your vision? As people get older, changes in eyesight are common. Starting in our 40s, we might notice that our eyes feel drier, colours look less vibrant or it’s harder to read small print, according to the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Not all vision changes are a...

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  5. Bayshore improves support for Canadians living with dementia

    Written by: Dunham

    seniors and caregiver playing game “Dementia ” describes a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. These symptoms can include memory loss, problems with thinking, behavioural changes, mood changes and communication difficulties. Symptoms can become severe enough to affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is not uncommon as people age, but dementia is...

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  6. The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    Senior with dog It’s no secret that a dog is man’s best friend – philosopher Henry David Thoreau believed “it often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or a dog than to any human being.” Pets and seniors make a perfect match not only because pets encourage staying active and getting exercise, but...

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  7. Seniors and Oral Health

    Written by: Dunham

    senior couple brushing teeth Maintaining your teeth and gums requires more than just brushing and flossing Good oral health habits are important for everyone, but seniors especially need to pay attention to dental concerns that develop with age. We talked to Toby de Boer, a registered dental hygienist in Whitby, Ontario, to find out important tips on maintaining good...

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  8. Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

    Written by: Dunham

    grandpa and grandson at BBQ When it comes to aging at home, we all want to live comfortably – all year round. Even though we’ve put our snow shovels away and don’t have to worry about icy sidewalks, summer does come with its own set of challenges. Whether in your house or in the great outdoors, we have a few...

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  9. Dementia Solutions: Needing some alone time

    Written by: Dunham

    caregiver with arm around senior How Do I Stop My Husband, Who Has Dementia, From Following Me Around the House All The Time? Whether I’m washing dishes in the kitchen, going to the bedroom to put away my clothes, or simply walking over to turn on the TV, my husband follows me everywhere I go. I know the constant tagging...

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  10. Preventing Heat-related Illnesses

    Written by: Dunham

    Gardening in sun What seniors and caregivers need to know to stay safe this summer Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses can affect anyone, but did you know that certain people, including seniors, are particularly vulnerable? As the weather warms up, it’s a good time to refresh your knowledge about the signs of heat stroke and...

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