By Willow Toccata My former husband had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago (age 67), although I am certain that he had been living with it for at least another three to four years before that.  It was clear that he was not coping well with life anymore (living on his own) and …

Article: Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Combating the Holiday Blues this Thanksgiving As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us look forward to spending time together, taking part in winter activities with family and friends. For many seniors however, the holidays can mean increased anxiety and depression as they think of holidays past or loved ones who are no longer alive. Not living …

Article: Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout: Tips to make caregiving easier and save time… Almost One-Third of Adults in North America are Caregivers There are the everyday heroes in our families and in our communities. In the U.S, one-third of all U.S households provide unpaid care for someone else*. In Canada, 28% of Canadians (aged 15 and up) …

Article: A Guide to Getting Older Seniors Online

A Guide to Getting Older Seniors Online Imagine your life without email, text messaging, photo sharing, or for that matter a computer at all. If you’re like me, some days this sounds pretty ideal. But then consider all of the missed interactions with friends and family or the world of information that would suddenly become …