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2/3 of Americans Who Have Alzheimer’s are Women

2/3 of Americans Who Have Alzheimer’s are Women: And it May Not Be Just Because They Live Longer

About 747,000 Canadians are living with dementia, most of which is categorized as Alzheimer’s: It may surprise you that 72% of those 747,000 Canadians are women.

How to Stay Safe in the Sun: Facts and Myths

How to Stay Safe in the Sun: Facts and Myths

Summer is the season of outdoor picnics with glazed ham sandwiches and tangy lemonade, of reading addictive books at the beach and of splashing around with the grandkids at the pool – all while the glorious sun...

Tenant rights in Care Home in Ontario

Do You Live in a Care Home in Ontario? Yes? Do You Know Your Rights?

Just as young twenty-somethings who are living four to an apartment, trying to live on the cheap  whilst getting an education have rights, so do 80-somethings living in a care facility - but there are some...

9 Tips From Solo Travellers Who Are Over 50

9 Tips From Solo Travellers Who Are Over 50

Travelling solo can be sublime. Imagine heading off for a day of exploring bookstores in London - from the out-there science fiction of Forbidden Planet to the neglected works that sit of on the shelves of Persephone...

Can I Get There From Here? Long-term Care (LTC) in Ontario

Can I Get There From Here? Long-term Care (LTC) in Ontario

Imagine that you are a patient in a hospital in Ontario - you have undergone acute care and are now ready to enter a Long-term Care (LTC) facility for additional care. Now imagine that you have entered a complex maze...

Concerned Friends - Ontario

Are You an Ontarian Who Needs Long-term Care? If So, Let Us Introduce Concerned Friends

Jane Fonda is 78 years old and is knocking it out of the proverbial park in her new hit comedy series on Netflix, Grace and Frankie, with some help from the ever delightful Lily Tomlin, who is a youthful 76...

“Home First” Sounds Great. But What is it?

“Home First” Sounds Great. But What is it?

Allenby Boake does not like hospitals. In 2014, CTV interviewed the then 95-year-old about how the Home First philosophy had affected him, and he plainly stated that a week in a hospital felt like several years to...

Looking for an Ethical Retirement Home?

Looking for an Ethical Retirement Home? Ask These 5 Questions.

Shrugging off home ownership or rental and moving into a retirement home is a sensible, even wise, choice for many older Canadians. We all want a retirement home that delivers on its promises, one that treats us...

Are You a Senior Social Butterfly? No? The Internet Makes it Easy (OK, Easier).

Are You a Senior Social Butterfly? No? The Internet Makes it Easy (OK, Easier)

Do you sometimes feel lonely? If so, you are not alone. About 20% of Canadians, or 7 million people, have described themselves as lonely, according to Statistics Canada. And when Vancouver Foundation asked residents...

Sometimes You Have To Pay Condo Fees After You Have Died. Seriously.

Sometimes You Have To Pay Condo Fees After You Have Died. Seriously.

If the company that manages your independent living complex tells you that you can no longer live in your condo, that you must move to a long-term care (LTC) facility, they cannot also demand that you continue to pay...

8 Popular Beliefs About BC’s Continuing Care Sector – Debunked

8 Popular Beliefs About BC’s Continuing Care Sector – Debunked

Insights West, the prolific market research company, uncovered some unexpected news in a recent survey: British Columbians, in general, are of the opinion that the continuing care sector, composed largely of...

These 5 Differences Between Ontario Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Homes

These 5 Differences Between Ontario Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Homes May Surprise You

Ordinary Ontarians often use the terms “retirement home” and “long-term care home (LTC home)” interchangeably, but they are different in some meaningful ways.

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