On this World Alzheimer’s Month, we want to remind you that there’s a whole world of ways to support your loved ones going through the disease. Each year during this month, people unite from all corners of the world to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia.
We at Stay Home Forever are proud support and raise awareness for this important cause. We believe that by bringing attention to this disease, we can encourage more people to get screened for it and receive treatment earlier. The sooner you catch it, the better chance you have at slowing its progression or even reversing it entirely. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
It’s often said that your parents’ job is to make sure that one day you no longer need them. And that’s certainly the case by the time you have kids of your own, a demanding career, and a whole host of other adult responsibilities. Ironically, this is precisely the time when your parents start to need you. With the added responsibility of kids of your own, you’re now part of the all-important “sandwich generation”: the stage of life when raising your own children dovetails with caring for your aging parents. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
Today was a downer – our first client with Stay Home Forever Inc., passed away. We had been trying to call her for over a week as her housekeeping service was due. She is usually quick to return calls and chat endlessly. She would call us even from the hospital and tell us to please meet her at her apartment the day she is released from hospital so we can assist her undress and get to bed and give her some food. She had no one. Briefly she said she had no contact with her children and her husband had passed away – she had 1 good friend in Toronto and that was it. When she was sick she called 911 and ambulance picked her up and she took a taxi back to her apartment. She added us as her emergency contact person because she had no one else. She wanted to chat to someone more than anything else. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
It’s never too late to get healthy and improve your quality of life. For some older adults this means maintaining or reaching a healthy weight. Research suggests that the optimal BMI for elderly adults is between 23 and 23.9, but the best BMI for you may depend on your preexisting medical conditions. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
Stress management has been associated with increased senior health and well-being. While retirement seems to be a time of little stress. After all, with job stress that’s been endured for decades out of the picture, one may wonder if there even is stress after retirement — senior stress can still originate from relationships, finances, and retirement itself, as well as from many other areas of life. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
I’m sure you are familiar with the slogan, ‘Just say no’ that Nancy Reagan suggested as part of an anti-drug campaign during the 1980s. I think those words are a good mantra for stressed-out family caregivers to adopt immediately! CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE »
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