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  1. Oct

    This past Tuesday was World Mental Health Day, but we believe that it is important to live every day with acceptance and compassion for those living with mental illness. This World Mental Health Day had a focus on mental health in the work place.   Read more

    October 12, 2017
  2. Oct

    Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Whenever Thanksgiving comes around, I like to take a moment to reflect on what it is that I'm thankful for. It is usually simple and straightforward (happiness, family, friends), but this year, it is harder than ever.   Read more

    October 05, 2017
  3. Sep

    Family caregivers are often forced to take on too much between work, home, children and caring for their elderly loved one. Here are some tips for working family caregivers to help them better cope with the stresses and protect their health.   Read more

    September 28, 2017
  4. Sep

    When the time comes to retire from driving, it takes an emotional toll on oneself and the people around them. To understand what it means to give up driving, it’s important to understand what driving means to an individual.   Read more

    September 21, 2017
  5. Sep

    There are 564,000 Canadians currently living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada predicts that everyone is touched by this condition at some point. We need to become more educated on this disease so that we can fight for them.   Read more

    September 14, 2017
  6. Sep

    Through this program, Home Instead is offering: knowledge of protected family leave rights. Conversation starters for caregivers and their employers. Health tips for family caregiving. Communication tips for employers. Signs caregiving employees need help   Read more

    September 07, 2017
  7. Aug

    Taking care of grandpa over the past few weeks hasn’t been easy. No matter what I say or do, he is ready to pick a fight with me or accuse me of stealing from him. I just keep telling myself, “It’s not him, it’s the disease.”   Read more

    August 18, 2017
  8. Jul

    A family caregiver tries to remain positive while caring for her declining mother.   Read more

    July 12, 2017
  9. Jun

    Small changes to a family caregiver's diet and exercise habits benefit her and her senior mother.   Read more

    June 28, 2017
  10. Jun

    Time away from her senior mother gives a family caregiver respite and an opportunity to reflect.   Read more

    June 14, 2017
  11. Jun

    A family caregiver finds focus and contentment while sharing a list of things she’s grateful for.   Read more

    June 02, 2017
  12. May

    The seemingly smallest caregiving issues can sometimes become the most stressful for family caregivers.   Read more

    May 18, 2017
  13. Apr

    With help from the family, a move to a new city is successful for a senior parent with dementia.   Read more

    April 25, 2017
  14. Apr

    A family caregiver and her senior mother have a good experience with their new Home Instead CAREGiver.   Read more

    April 12, 2017
  15. Mar

    Technology can benefit both seniors and caregivers, if necessary privacy precautions are taken.   Read more

    March 17, 2017
  16. Feb

    A family caregiver and her senior mother use resources to help protect their personal information from scammers.   Read more

    February 27, 2017
  17. Feb

    Planning and assistance helps make a move easier for a family caregiver and her senior mother.   Read more

    February 17, 2017
  18. Jan

    A family caregiver shares the experience she and her senior mother had finding the right caregiver.   Read more

    January 27, 2017
  19. Jan

    Some planning and assistance helps make a happy holiday season for a senior caregiver and her family.   Read more

    January 16, 2017
  20. Dec

    The gift of respite gives a family caregiver time to consider the possibilities of the upcoming year.   Read more

    December 28, 2016
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