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11 hours ago
Secrets to aging well

What's on your top 3 list of secrets to aging well. By aging well I mean the ability to actualize your goals in a state of health and wellness.

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Great article, especially being written by someone in their 90's - like you say, talking from experience. Interesting that Barbara Knickerbocker Beskind expressed the importance of good posture in addition to daily walking.

4 hours ago
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About Grief....

I shared these wonderful words here before describing the grief experience....sharing them again.

October 16th
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Here's an article on the topic of relations between the healthcare worker and the patient/caregiver
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Caring at Home - National Institute on Ageing - Ryerson University

October 12th
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October 10th
Are you coming to our workshop this Saturday?

The ABCs of Caring for Seniors will be an educational event you won’t want to miss. We will explore some of the specific issues of caring for the elderly. Our topics will include:

-Legal issues

-Financial issues

-Care for the caregiver

-Crisis ...

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I sure am coming out to the workshop this Saturday. I look forward to presenting on Care for the Caregiver. See you there!

October 11th
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Looking for new activities to do with your family member who has dementia?

As a caregiver, one of the losses you may be experiencing is loss of enjoyable activities that you used to partake in together before your family member's dementia progressed. So, how about considering new activities such as mindfulness exercises ...

October 10th
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August 3rd in ALSCaregivers

At one of our cocktails, caregivers of people with ALS got together to discuss some of the brightest moments of their day. Here's what they answered. What brightens your day?

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Loving others and Knowing that I am loved brightens my day. Not to mention...a smile, laughter and chuckle.

September 26th
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Stimulation to Prevent Apathy

This article reports on a study showing that clear strong stimulation may help prevent apathy in people with dementia. Stimulation is available through the exercises in my book "Mindfulness Exercises for Dementia" Available on ...

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Clear, strong stimulation may help prevent apathy for persons with dementia | Penn State University

Nursing home residents with dementia are less likely to be apathetic if they live in an appropriately stimulating environment, according to nursing researchers.

September 26th
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Mindfulness for Tension Relief

Join me in Richmond Hill, Ontario on Sept. 27/18 as I describe mindfulness and demonstrate a modified mindfulness program that was designed for people with dementia. The program can also be applied by caregivers and for those who want to practice ...

September 21st
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How are you doing?

In the literature, it is acknowledged that family members of people with dementia are experiencing grief. As family caregivers, do you feel you are grieving? If so, do you feel you are supported in your grief?

As health care workers, do you think ...

September 15th
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September 3rd in GriefandDementia

From my friend, the great Canadian playwright Brad Fraser: Grief turns us all into porcelain figures when a loved-one is lost. Our selves are shattered and slowly and carefully we have to reconstruct our selves without the part of our make-up that ...

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#AcknowledgeAssessAssist Yes,indeed..."If we're to go on we have no choice but to reassemble ourselves and if we want to be strong we have to acknowledge that missing piece does still exist, but only in our hearts and minds..."

September 4th
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