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There’s no shortage of opinions these days about social networks and the decline of in-person social connections but the internet can also be a positive force, especially for older adults. The Brain and Social Connectedness: GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and …

17
Nov

This is a follow-up to a previous blog post, titled “Senior Loneliness and Isolation is a Major Health Risk that We Often Overlook” There are several reasons why elderly people can isolate themselves from the outside world. Isolation leads to …

08
Nov

Senior Loneliness and Isolation is a Major Health Risk that We Often Overlooked

This is a follow-up to a previous blog post, titled “Senior Loneliness and Isolation is a Major Health Risk that We Often Overlook” There are several reasons why elderly people can isolate themselves from the outside world. Isolation leads to …

06
Mar

Watching over me: positive, negative and neutral perceptions of in-home monitoring held by independent-living older residents in an Australian pilot study

With an increase in the proportion of Australians aged over 65, and high government expenditure on residential care, there is a strong imperative to find smart, safe solutions to support older people to stay in their own homes. There is …

17
Oct

New research in Canada is showing that our elderly population is growing increasingly lonely and isolated. As spouses and close friends die, and children grow and have their own lives to manage, many older Canadians are finding themselves painfully lonely. So much …

11
Oct

Connected Aging: Will Technology Help Seniors Live At Home Longer?

Valuable Current Technology There are numerous applications for our senior loved ones to use technology to fill the gaps in their care and to make their day more engaging. These are just a few examples of how seniors engage with technology …

05
Oct

Dementia Care Dos & Dont’s: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

Mid-to-late stage dementia and Alzheimer’s disease often presents challenging behavior problems. The anger, sadness, paranoia, confusion and fear that people with the disease are experiencing can result in aggressive and sometimes violent speech or actions. Understand and learn which strategies are …

15
Jul

Write for Full Circle Integrated Home Care

Are you a passionate writer who would like to write blog posts for the #1 home care blog in Canada? Full Circle Integrated Home Care is looking for people who love to write. Even if you’ve never written a blog post …

14
Jul

Why Valentine’s Day May Give Seniors Mixed Feelings

Valentine’s Day can cause mixed emotions for older adults who are single. Some may still be mourning the death of a spouse and find the holiday to be painful. Others who are divorced might feel like they just don’t have …

14
Jul

Early Signs of Glaucoma That May Surprise You

One of the most difficult and worrisome issues for an older adult can be losing one’s eye sight. With the loss of sight, especially at an older age, comes less independence, as well as a sense of isolation. That’s why …

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