Engaging Volunteer Activities for Individuals with Dementia

A woman with dementia petting a golden retriever

Worried about a loved one and wondering if it might be dementia? It’s a difficult situation, but you’re not alone. This guide offers information about the common early signs of dementia. It aims to help you understand what to look for, how to talk to your loved one with care, and the importance of seeking a professional diagnosis.

Understanding the Stages of Dementia to Support Your Loved One

The stages of Dementia

Dementia is a growing challenge across Canada. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, over half a million Canadians are currently living with dementia, and that number is expected to rise significantly in the coming decades. For families facing this, it’s a journey filled with uncertainty and complex emotions.  Understanding the different stages of dementia […]

Enhancing Senior Well-being through Quality Sleep

Promoting well being through quality sleep

Getting adequate and restful sleep is crucial for individuals of all ages, especially for seniors. At Promyse Home Care in Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge, we recognize the vital role of sleep in supporting physical and mental health.  Understanding how much sleep seniors need, identifying potential obstacles, and implementing strategies for better sleep can significantly enhance their overall well-being. […]

Creating Age-Friendly Communities for a Growing Senior Population

creating age friendly communities

The global population, including Canada, is experiencing a significant surge in aging demographics. It’s projected that by 2050, nearly a quarter of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. This demographic shift has spurred the development of age-friendly communities tailored for older adults. Understanding Age-Friendly Communities: An age-friendly community prioritizes the evolving needs […]

Navigating Senior Care Tax Credits in Ontario

NAvigating Senior Care Tax Credits in Ontario

A Comprehensive Guide for Family Caregivers and Elderly Individuals As the population ages, more families are faced with the challenge of caring for elderly loved ones while navigating the complexities of financial support. In Ontario, there are various tax credits and grants available to seniors and their caregivers to alleviate the financial burden of home […]

Promoting Independence in Senior Care: A Holistic Approach

Happy Seniors enjoying their independence

As a caregiver or family member supporting seniors, striking the right balance between assistance and independence can be a challenge. Many older adults highly value maintaining their independence while aging at home.  Seniors are often deeply attached to their homes, where they’ve spent many years creating memories. Aging at home allows them to remain in […]

Our Nurses are Always Here For You and Your Loved Ones

Nurses helping our seniors live in dignity and happy.

National Nursing Week takes place from Monday to Sunday, May 8-14, 2023, the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.  Florence Nightingale is referred to as the Mother of Nursing. Florence wanted to work in hospitals; however, her family opposed it as nursing the sick or injured was not considered a decent job in […]

Understanding Stroke Recovery

The months after a loved one experiences a stroke are often challenging. It’s a transition that requires a whole new outlook on care, routine and priorities. Additionally, seeing an elderly loved one undergo physical and emotional change is painful for the whole family. The shock of a single stroke is difficult enough to deal with, […]

Should I Move to Another City to Care for my Aging Loved One

Relocating for an aging loved one

Providing distance care for an aging loved one can be challenging. Even just living an hour away can make it tough to offer the level of support you would like to. For family members that live in another province or several hours away, it can be extremely difficult to decide what to do. You want […]

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