Alone and Loneliness

By | 2018-07-24T21:26:49+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As your loved ones begin to age, often the ones who used to surround them are no longer there. Perhaps their spouse has passed away, and maybe some of their friends too. If they live alone this can lead to loneliness. Recent statistics show that about 25% of the Canadian population is over 65 and live alone. 72% of men over 65 are married and are living with someone while only 45% of women are married, 37% are widows and nearly half of women over 75 live alone. On average, people over 65 still have about 20 years to live. [...]

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Dealing With Dementia

By | 2018-07-14T22:58:01+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

What is dementia? According to online sources, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia in and of itself is not a specific disease, but rather a term to describe symptoms of impairment. Memory loss and Alzheimer’s are examples of dementia. What are some of the various symptoms of dementia? Although one or two of these symptoms does not mean that dementia is the case, it is important to recognize the early signs and certainly more than a noted few would suggest consulting with your doctor: Difficulty finding the [...]

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