• Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 2-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 2-7

    Living alone has its risks, but there are also practical solutions to help you counter any fears or anxieties when things don’t go as planned. Read More

  • Family Caregiving in Canada

    Family Caregiving in Canada

    More than 8 million Canadians are informal (unpaid) caregivers for a family member or friend with a long-term health condition, disability or aging needs. Read More

  • Medical Tax Credits

    Medical Tax Credits

    As a rule of thumb, under the Canadian Income Tax Act, certain medical expenses incurred for yourself, your spouse or common-law partner. Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 6-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 6-7

    As a care recipient, there can be some risks involved in living alone. Here are some practical problems and solutions to help you feel safer and more comfortable in your home. Read More

  • Feeling Guilty About Afternoon Naps?

    Feeling Guilty About Afternoon Naps?

    Will a quick siesta boost your alertness, energy, mood and intelligence? It seems so for some of us but for others, it messes up nighttime sleep patterns. Read More

  • Aging Challenges...

    Aging Challenges...

    Like many gay men of their generation, Bob and Simon both married in their 20s and are loving fathers and grandfathers. Read More

  • Tips For staying Well Organized

    Tips For staying Well Organized

    To be effective while juggling multiple responsibilities it helps to keep your home spick and span. Try these tips. Read More

  • Welcome to Memory Café

    Welcome to Memory Café

    Pioneered by Dutch clinical psychologist Dr. Bére Miesen in 1997, memory cafés are geared towards people diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias Read More

  • Your Feedback

    Your Feedback

    Share your experiences or comment on our articles. Send stories, notes, comments and pictures to Caregiver Solutions. Read More

  • The Walk of Life

    The Walk of Life

    We are finding our way, slowly, surely, through tears and laughter, as we get used to ever-changing conditions, thinking through each step along the way, finding our new stride. Read More

  • The Scoop

    The Scoop

    A selection of tips, wise advice and helpful updates for caregiving. Read More

  • Your Feedback

    Your Feedback

    Share your experiences or comment on our articles. Send stories, notes, comments and pictures to Caregiver Solutions. Read More

  • How Do You Deal With Anxiety?

    How Do You Deal With Anxiety?

    Feelings of anxiety can be normal and healthy, or they can indicate an anxiety problem. It’s normal, for example, to feel afraid when a large dog snaps at you.... Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 3-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 3-7

    The previous article looked at home safety issues both inside and outside your home and the best ways to resolve them. In this instalment, we specifically look at ways to stay safe in your bathroom. Read More

  • Editor's choice

    Editor's choice

    Our Caregiver Solutions Editor selects a few books and websites for our readers looking for caregiving help or ideas. Read More

  • I’m Doing It My Way

    I’m Doing It My Way

    Who doesn’t want to enjoy their freedom and the ability to maintain their lifestyle and independence? Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 4-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 4-7

    The previous post looked at bathroom safety and in this article we will explore ways to ease anxiety, how to deal with emergency situations and managing your diet so you can feel prepared for every eventuality. Read More

  • Living With Aphasia

    Living With Aphasia

    After a stroke, communication problems are common. You may find yourself using the wrong word or not able to create sentences.... Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 5-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 5-7

    In this article we look at housekeeping, hoarding, missed medical and transportation. Read More

  • Spicing Up Mealtimes

    Spicing Up Mealtimes

    Cooking and eating alone can be difficult for people of any age. There are many ways to make it more fun, depending on how you are feeling on a given day. Read More

  • Your Feedback

    Your Feedback

    Share your experiences or comment on our articles. Send stories, notes, comments and pictures to Caregiver Solutions. Read More

  • Easing The Transition To Retirement

    Easing The Transition To Retirement

    It is important to remember that change is difficult—especially when it involves relocating one’s life and possessions. Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 1-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 1-7

    Did you know that living alone is not risk-free? We will be taking a look at some of the major risks and solutions of living alone for care recipients over the coming weeks. Read More

  • Lyme disease: How to Beat the Tick

    Lyme disease: How to Beat the Tick

    Lyme disease is a peculiar illness that can lead to multisystem infection. If you are travelling to rural areas of Canada this summer where ticks may live, make sure you take the necessary precautions to avoid insect bites. Read More

  • Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 7-7

    Top Risks of Living Alone...Part 7-7

    In this final installment of home safety risks and solutions, we look at finding some entertaining hobbies and volunteering, creating an exercise regime and taking care of your personal safety. Read More

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