5 ways to support a spouse with dementia

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Seniors caring for a spouse with dementia are at increased risk of mental and physical health problems. By taking care of your own health, you can prevent these problems and do more to help your partner. Support your spouse by planning together for the future, maintaining an emotional connection, and helping your partner to live well and stay healthy through physical activities, good nutrition and social stimulation.

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4 brain workouts for seniors

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You go on walks, pedal on the stationary bike a few times a week and swim laps in the pool – but are you remembering to exercise your brain?Giving your brain a workout can have real benefits for your cognitive health, helping your mind stay sharp so you can enjoy your retirement to the fullest. In fact, research from St. Michael’s Hospital shows that brain exercises may even be more effective at keeping your mind in top shape than medication, according to Global News.

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Explore the benefits of memory care at Chartwell Manoir et cours de l’Atrium

Explore the benefits of memory care at Chartwell

If your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or a different form of dementia, it may be time to consider memory care to ensure he or she is receiving the support they need. For example, the Archipelago is a wing of Chartwell Manoir et cours de l’Atrium Retirement Residence in Quebec that focuses on memory care for seniors. The community provides residents with specialized activities and amenities that promote independence and encourage engagement.

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5 FAQs about Parkinson’s disease

5 FAQs about Parkinson's disease

If you know someone with Parkinson’s disease, you’re not alone. According to Parkinson’s Alberta, it’s one of the most common neurological disorders, second to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it affects thousands of older adults in Alberta and across Canada. Since April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, there’s no better time to review facts about the disease to better understand a loved one’s condition or manage your own.

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What are the early signs of dementia?

What are the early signs of dementia?

Although forgetfulness is a common problem experienced by older adults, in some cases it may be a symptom of something greater. According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in 2011. That number is expected to increase to 1.4 million by 2031; however, there are steps that can be taken to detect dementia early and ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

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