When you make a Will, you need to make a lot of important decisions – like how old your kids will be when they inherit your estate, and who will receive your family heirlooms. But one of the most important decisions you need to make is naming an “executor.” Here’s 6 reasons to consider assigning a professional to the job!
Food waste is a major problem, in Canada and around the world. This is a timely issue to discuss in times of food insecurity and rising food prices. In this article, we discuss factors influencing food wastage, and provide practical tips to reduce your own food waste!
You desperately need regular breaks, but your older adult absolutely refuses an in-home caregiver. What can you do? Seniors often won’t admit they need help, even if they’re struggling with everyday tasks. In-home care can be a sensitive subject that leads to arguments or an immediate shutdown when you bring it up. We found excellent advice from Family Caregiver Alliance with 8 ways to make the transition easier. Take a look at these helpful tips here!
Did you know that hearing loss may be connected with dementia? Check out the results of a report by the Lancet titled “Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care.” Here’s a summary of the info.
AgeWave puts out some of the most insightful studies on retirement. Their most recent study, “The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a Year Makes,” explores how the pandemic has affected many older adults’ perspectives on health and financial security. Take a look at the highlights here.
When someone is bereaved, it can be painful to continue to receive mail, phone calls and emails to your dearly beloved. Let us introduce to you the Canada Bereavement Registry where you can pro-actively remove a deceased loved one from telemarketing and direct mail databases. Find out more about this service.
In observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, here’s some good information on how to recognize signs of elder abuse and tangible steps on what you can do about it and how to prevent it.
We tend to answer this question based on our body or physical health and it usually revolves around our age. But there is so much more to it. Check out this amazing graph showing the Ages We Peak for multiple areas of our lives.
When you find out someone has been diagnosed with Dementia, it can be a little awkward at first. Here are some practical tips so you feel more comfortable about the whole thing.
Elder fraud is a 3.6 billion dollar problem Thieving fraudsters are making a business of taking advantage of older adults. Almost 4 in 10 seniors are affected, losing over $3.6 billion each year to financial abuse. And this isn’t only happening to the very old or those with Alzheimer’s or dementia – younger, more educated seniors are…
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