Monthly Archives: February 2016

Alzheimer’s Friendly Business Program Addresses Isolation Among Family Caregivers

HAMILTON – The Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Hamilton is helping to launch a new campaign designed to make the community more Alzheimer’s friendly. Through the Alzheimer’s Friendly BusinessSM program, the Home Instead Senior Care office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip their employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Research has revealed that these family caregivers might be reluctant to frequent public places because of the behaviours that could be associated with the disease.

In a recent survey of Alzheimer’s caregivers, 74 per cent reported that they and their loved ones have become more isolated from the community as a result of the disease. Furthermore, 85 per cent reported that they feel a reduced quality of life due to isolation.*

“It’s time to stop hiding behind closed doors…and find ways to maintain a normal lifestyle for alzheimer’s patients and caregivers” said Jeremy Grant, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Hamilton.

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, the number of people with dementia worldwide is expected to grow to a staggering 75.6 million by 2030 and 135.5 million in 2050.

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Health Choices. How healthy are your parents?

A healthy body, mind and soul are vital to successful aging.

Continuing with our series of must-have conversations with your parents, today we are going to touch on the Health Choices.

A healthy body, mind and soul are vital to successful aging. Making deliberate and wise personal choices could go a long way toward helping to ensure that you will make the most of your senior years. Your health could affect other areas of your life such as living choices, finances, dating and driving.

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Financial Choices, Are your parents in financial good shape for retirement?

Financial Choices, Are your parents in financial good shape for retirement?

Continuing with our series of must-have conversations with your parents, today we are going to touch on the Financial Choices.

Your parents have always been very independent and private about handling their finances. Lately you’ve seen that they’ve been cutting back on food and other necessary products.
You’re concerned that their staples are in short supply.

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