Keeping our Senior Loved Ones on their Feet

Keeping our Senior Loved Ones on their Feet

Among Canadian seniors, falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year, with the numbers rising. Falls and associated outcomes harm the injured individuals and affect family, friends, care providers and the health care system. Falls can lead to negative mental health outcomes such as fear […]

Help for a Loved One with Dementia Refusing Care

Help for a Loved One with Dementia Refusing Care

When aging parents refuse help, it can be an incredibly frustrating experience. When that parent is exhibiting symptoms of dementia, it can cause the worries to skyrocket. It is important that we understand two of the main reasons older adults tend to refuse care and deny the presence of dementia – anosognosia and fear. What […]