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Fidget Quilts

Fidget Quilts: a great gift to Alzheimer's and other dementia patients

Have you heard of a fidget quilt? If you take care of a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, you certainly want to know it. It’s easy to make or purchase and both, you and the patient, can benefit...

The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project against ageism

'Action!' against ageism

SeniorsZen invites you to know The Revera and Reel Youth Age is More Film Project. It’s a great initiative against ageism and we had the honor of interviewing Jean Begg, one of...

How to avoid mistakes when choosing a retirement home

The Right Time for a Retirement Home: 3 real-life stories

When is the best time to embrace retirement living? When is it time to accept help? Is it ever too late to make a lifestyle change?

You’d need a crystal ball to answer these questions – but let...

Guilty-free Crustless Pumpkin Quiche Recipe

Looking to join the pumpkin mood? Look no more!

Halloween is here and along with scary movies on TV, spooky decorations, candies and costumes, come pumpkins!!! Anywhere you look you see that big-orange-yummy vegetable. If eating healthy is on the top of your...

Jikka Japanese Retirement Home

Be Inspired by this Japanese Retirement Home

On the top of a mountain ridge and blending in with the surrounding nature is Jikka, a Retirement Home designed by renowned Tokyo architect Issei Suma, that transcends our imagination. In Suma’s words,...

Losing your balance or feeling dizzy? You could have a Vestibular Disorder.

Some people may think that imbalance and dizziness are inevitable consequences of aging. The good news is: with correct diagnosis, many of the causes that affect balance and originates dizziness and/or falls may be...

October 13th the World Thrombosis Day (WTD) - Know Thrombosis and Keep the Life Flowing

The alarming fact that 1 in 4 people worldwide die of conditions caused by thrombosis, commonly known as blood clots, makes it urgent for us to get informed about the causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms and...

Biting Midge

Travel: As the Boy Scouts Say, Be Prepared

Have you ever heard of the biting midge? No? How about no-see-ums? I have, though I really, really wish that I had not. You may or may not know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were great friends, who wintered...

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads?

Are elderly drivers at a greater risk for the roads and should they be prohibited from driving? New study says “No.”

CBC News presented the story of 94-year-old Peggy Ellison, a resident of Tottenham, ON that, after 70 years of driving, got her driver’s license suspended. Her mistake: she was driving too slowly on the highway...

Dementia and The Power of Music

Dementia and The Power of Music

In his book, Musicophilia [1], the Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks discusses the power of music in people with dementia. The response to music is, particularly, preserved, even in the most...

Caregiver burden: what to do when a loved one has dementia

Caregiver burden: what to do when a loved one has dementia

Pat M. Irwin helps us to understand the stages of grief one may go through when a family member develops dementia, discussing how to better cope with such a sensitive situation: "I ...

The Time to Move to an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Facility: how to make it a smooth transition

If moving to another home can be challenging for most people, it becomes especially difficult for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions. Changing homes means an impact to the routine and a need...

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