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Caregiver Relief – Managing Alzheimer’s

Mid Level Dementia

Caregiver Relief Taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be quite stressful.  As the symptoms grow more complicated, managing and living with these increased behaviours can be quite exhausting.  “The better you take care of yourself and feel

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June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada

June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada What is a stroke?  A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of oxygen or blood flow to the brain.  A blocked artery or the leaking of ruptured of blood vessels in the

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Award – Health and Wellness

Congratulations to Terri-Lynne Rade! We are proud to announce that our President, Terri-Lynne Rade is a recipient of a Forty over 40 Health & Wellness Achievement Award.  Also on behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council she

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Caregiving for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that affects cognition and movements.  Some symptoms include balance problems, stiffness causing muscle aches, tremor, and loss of agility.  As the disease progresses, seniors with Parkinson’s may also experience swallowing challenges, speech

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Reinvent Your Home for the Future

Reinvent Your Home

Seniors who plan to stay in their homes can make their lives simpler by investing in a variety of exterior and interior changes to ensure they reside and continue to live in a safe environment. As seniors age, they often

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Raising Funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Hi There Well it took a little while but our fundraising results from the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Ride event held on May 23rd, 2015 are in. The HAWPS team (Health and Wellness Professionals for Seniors) team raised

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G8 Dementia Summit of 2013 – What is the World Doing?

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The G8 Dementia Summit concluded with the countries involved agreeing to the following:
•To aim for a cure by 2025.
•To increase spending on dementia research and to have more people involved in studies.
•To support a global focus on dementia research by sharing information and data and making those data available to researchers more quickly.

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My widowed mother lived on her own in Ontario. I live in British Columbia. As the only child I would fly back 3-4 times a year to make sure her independent living was safe as well as healthy. We managed well like this for many years until August 2014 when everything changed. My mother’s health started to decline in various ways. After a number of falls she had become weaker and she was starting to show beginning signs of age related dementia. She was an extremely independent woman who took great pride in her home. Her greatest wish was to stay at home with her cat as company. I respected this but was at a complete loss as to what to do from this distance…who could I turn to for help? Who could I trust that my mother would get the care she needed? After investigating various agencies …I contacted First Class Home Care and had a long conversation with the owner…Terri-Lynne Rade. She promised to visit my mother immediately and assess her situation. Within days she got back to me w…
Ms. Kris HansBritish Columbia