Tips : Helping my Parents


Simple, enlightening advice to help you fulfill your role as a caregiver.

My mom is lonely

“I am helping my mother. She is 71, and it seems she never really managed to mourn my dad’s passing, 2 years ago. She rarely goes out and spends her days watching television. I think my mom is lonely and suffers from lack of general stimulation. I can visit her from time to time but never…

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5 Types of dementia

While aging, the brain encounters significant modifications. For example, from the age of 60, it slowly starts to shrink. Heart diseases and head traumas can also have an important effect on the brain, sometimes causing dementia. A person’s family history also influences the occurrence of this kind of syndrome. Dementia is a significant sign of…

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7 desired qualities of a true professional caregiver

It may start with some small trivial things that catch your attention at the beginning such as the food in the refrigerator is out of date, the chores are abandoned and the cleanliness is so-so. It’s never pleasant to see a loved one grow old and slowly decline but the fact is that home care…

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Tax Credits: Helping You Manage Your Finances

This very interesting article in the Journal de Montréal tells readers about the tax credit available to help pay for retirement housing expenses as well as home-support expense. Good to know “According to Statistics Canada, couples living in Quebec spend almost 20% of their budget on housing, which represents their largest annual expense. This percentage…

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Recognizing the different stages of Parkinson’s disease

Like many chronic illnesses, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive chronic illness with different stages. The purpose of this article is to help you better prepare yourself to cope with this illness and also to recognize when you will need outside help such as a professional caregiver. Parkinson’s disease is an illness of the nervous system…

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Do you know the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease?

In this article, we would like to shed more light on the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease that we have briefly mentioned in a previous article. The goal is for you to better understand at which stage your loved one is and, thus, rapidly identify the care and resources needed at each stage. There is…

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How to Choose Between Retirement Home or Home Care

The choice between retirement home or home care can sometimes be difficult. Your relatives or yourself may be faced with this choice. How to make the right decision and what questions should you ask yourself before making your decision? In this post, we will try to give you some tips that will help you on…

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5 benefits of retirement home life

Life in a seniors’ residence has many benefits. Thus, the retirement homes is a safe place to live that offers many services, activities and, of course, retirement homes provide an active social life which in the end helps to break the isolation. When choosing a retirement home for yourself or your parents, there are several…

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