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As we get closer to the holiday season, some of us may be feeling concerned about how jolly our time with extended family might be if we engage in certain conversations. For example, the pandemic and vaccination status has become a contentious topic that has, in many cases, led to family drama and upset. Family members may have different viewpoints about how safe it is to get together, whether everyone needs to be fully vaccinated, or whether masks may even be necessary in some situations.
Many of us will be spending Thanksgiving with our parents and siblings—either in person or virtually due to COVID-19.
Today, we are more open about talking about our caregiving experiences, especially as the topic continues to receive more press
Joan and Eddie MacMaster have three adult children: Michael, Joanne, and Gail. Michael lives about 15 minutes away from his parents and his sisters live in other provinces. Although still quite healthy, Joan and Eddie’s needs are increasing as they age. Michael stops in almost every day to check on them and provide what help he can.
In the over 30 years I have worked with and on behalf of older adults and their families, countless times I have witnessed families operating on assumptions when it comes to helping plan for their aging parent’s care or housing. Some of these assumptions include:

To help your parent stay positive and looking forward to the next chapter of their retirement, here are some tips on how you can make their move to a retirement community as streamlined and stress-free as possible.

The holidays are almost here! For many adult children who don’t live nearby their aging parents or perhaps don’t get the chance to visit oft ...
World Letter Writing Day on December 7 is a day when people from around the world will pick up a pen or pencil and write a letter. Expressi ...
Adult sibling relationships can bring much joy into our lives; and—for some—they can also bring pain and disappointment. In my experience, c ...
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual campaign raises awareness and challenges the stigma that s ...
Are you the caregiver for your parents and are finding it frustrating that other family members aren’t doing more to help? If so, I’m going ...
Low back pain affects up to 80% of Canadians at some point in their lives, says Bone and Joint Canada. It’s also the most common health pr ...

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