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Foodie Tours

Good food tours introduce you to the best local bites and leave you with a full belly. The best and often, most popular food tours, do so much more than that. They act as a prism to view the history, culture and tradition of a destination. They unravel the mysteries of the most exotic cuisines, lead you through a labyrinth of back streets to hidden eateries you’d never find on your own, and introduce you to fascinating locals.

Your Pharmacist Can Help

You can depend on your pharmacist and their team for a range of supportive services. Your pharmacy has become more than a place to pick up your prescriptions; the pharmacy team can help you navigate many important aspects of the care experience. Consider the follow:
• Ask about medication options.
• Discuss how to streamline the medication schedule that the person in your care follows.
• Report issues with medications, such as side affects and alternatives.
• Ask for a record of your prescriptions.
• Get a prescription renewed or extended directly.
Source: TEVA

 

Gender-based Violence

A survey of Canadians has found that two-thirds (64 per cent) of people know a woman who has experienced physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

 

 

Housing choices

Independent living tops the list with most seniors preferring to live alone. However, sometimes that big house is too much to handle and safety and maintenance become an issue. Chatting with mum or dad about moving to a smaller dwelling may be difficult but there are some very good options. Doing some research may fall to you as their primary caregiver. Things are changing in many communities so even if home care is in the plan, experts suggest looking at bungalows, condos, retirement apartments, in-law suites, mobile homes, co-operatives and retirement communities as viable alternatives.

 

 

Sundowner’s Syndrome

Some people with dementia display increased behavioural problems in the evenings. After an entire day of living through the exhausting effects of the disease, the person with dementia is often fatigued and sad. They may cope by wandering around the house, try to leave, become argumentative, refusing to eat and resisting care routines. Here are a few helpful tips for dealing with this syndrome:
• Plan the day so that simpler activities are accomplished in the late afternoon.
• Keep a variety of quieter tasks available.
• Turn on additional lights as the afternoon progresses into evening.
• Alert neighbours that they may wander, and have a plan of action ready.
• Consult your physician.

Source: Homewatch

 

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