Everyone grieves in their own way

Grief is the sense of loss that you feel when you lose something that is important or valuable to you. You may have days when you feel like you will never get over your loss. These feelings of sadness may never go away completely, but most people find that they hurt less as time goes on. Most people connect grief with the death of a loved one, but you can grieve for other reasons. People

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Featured Stories

Happier holidays

By Rick Lauber Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the month of December can become a very bumpy ride for many of us physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially, and we

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Getting money back

By Ken Pope, Rafiga Gurbanzade, and Crystal Terris How can changes to the Caregiver Tax Credit—now the Family Caregiver Amount Tax Credit—benefit you and your family? Supporting and caring for

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One fine day

When my wheelchair and I suddenly parted.  By Stephen Trumper My PSW and I had been rushing to an appointment, though we weren’t late. The sidewalks were invitingly wide and smooth. For a workday afternoon there were surprisingly few pedestrians. The weather was magnificent: one of those grand first warm days of spring, with a soft breeze and abundant sunshine to lighten the soul after a dreary winter. Back when I could drive cars, this was the kind of afternoon to roll down the windows, turn up the stereo, rock with Springsteen and, best of all, go invigoratingly fast.      There’s such exhilaration that comes with speed. I was smiling, even giggling as my PSW whizzed me past dozens of Bay Street storefronts and offices. My goodness, I thought. What an awesome day! Then we hit a bump at the sidewalk’s end. More of an indentation, really. Nothing wrong

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Expert advice

SEEKING A TIMELY DIAGNOSIS When is it time to bring in experts, or seek medical attention for one who is experiencing memory loss? Not all memory loss is the same,

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Expert advice

BURNT OUT Arthur, my husband and I are worn out. His mother has always been high maintenance, but now she’s got demanding medical conditions and no one but us to

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The scoop

ARE MEN MORE FORGETFUL? Apparently so. Women tend to access their memories faster and perform better in verbal-based episodic memory tasks. One theory links varying brain structures of men and

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Expert advice

VISITING GRANDMA Is it safe for me and my children to visit older adults in our family during this time? Everyone should be aiming to interact closely with as few

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Health & Wellness

5 ways to find happiness

By Sherri Snelling As we move through life, there are so many things that can affect our well-being. Keeping an eye on the positive things that make us smile and bring joy is key to happily navigating the hustle and

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Socially speaking…

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to activities By Rick Lauber Cinderella’s evil step-sisters tried in vain to squeeze their feet into the glass slipper in hopes of winning the handsome prince. Both step-sisters were, of course, unsuccessful as, when it comes to footwear, one size doesn’t fit all. Such is the case with social interaction for all of us. However, if there is one thing that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that

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Recipes

Tamarind Water Bombs

I tried these on the Mowgli menu but they failed. I will resurrect them because they are the cornerstone of the Indian street stall scene. They are puri casings filled with a choice of different spiced waters. The eating of them therefore is very strange texturally. They are a crispy shell that explodes into a very uncompromising sharp, hot, zingy water. It was a bridge too far for my Mowgli clients 3 years ago. They

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Masala Egg Chops

A delicious appetizer of a hard boiled egg enrobed in masala mashed potatoes deep-fried with a crispy bread crumb shell. For a healthier option, try shallow frying these egg chops in a skillet. Serves: 4 Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 20 min Ingredients 4 large potatoes, peeled and finely cubed 1 tsp (5 mL) salt (for boiling potatoes) 1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro, finely chopped 2 tsp (10 mL) ground coriander 1 tsp (5

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Tomato And Egg Stir-Fry

Just like mom used to make, with a twist! The addition of doubanjiang turns your classic tomato and egg stir-fry into a spicy, delicious meal. Serves: 2 Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Ingredients 4 ripe tomatoes 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt 4 eggs 1 1/2 tbsp (25 mL) sesame oil 1 tbsp (15 mL) doubanjiang 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped garlic 1 tsp (5 mL) sugar Directions Cut tomatoes into 1-inch (2.5

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Tikka Egg Naan Wrap

Tikka spiced hard boiled egg, wrapped in a grilled naan wrap, perfect for lunch or dinner. Serves: 2 Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 5 min Ingredients 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil 1 tbsp (15 mL) tikka masala salt, to taste 3 tbsp (45 mL) half-and-half cream or water 4 hard boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 4 tandoori roti or naan flatbreads 1 small tomato, sliced 1 small red onion, finely chopped Directions In a skillet,

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Caregiving

Care transitions

From hospital to home, rehab or long-term care During your caregiving journey, there may be times when your care recipient needs to change from one type of care to the next, or from one care setting to another. They may, for instance, be discharged from a hospital to a rehab centre or need to move from their family home to a long-term care facility.  In order to make this transition as easy as possible for

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Everyone grieves in their own way

Grief is the sense of loss that you feel when you lose something that is important or valuable to you. You may have days when you feel like you will never get over your loss. These feelings of sadness may

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Tips for starting an emergency fund

What some call a critical tool for financial security, a “rainy day fund” can help some older adults cover expenses in case of unexpected household or personal expenses.  The target amount to save varies depending on an individual’s expenses and

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Toilet tales

If being on the throne is no longer a simple matter, here are some helpful suggestions, depending on your requirements: Raise the toilet seat. A few extra inches of height may make sitting down safer, especially for someone with a

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