mental health

Dementia Action Week


Dementia Action Week Dementia Action Week (DAW), originally known as Dementia Awareness Week, is taking place from May 20th to the 26th. DAW announced that this years’ goal is to “encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia and create a dementia-friendly environment where those with dementia do [...]

Dementia Action Week2019-05-24T12:32:30-07:00

Celebrating Mental Health Week


Celebrating Mental Health WeekThis year marks the 68th year of Mental Health Awareness Week taking place May 6 -12th, 2019. Mental Health is just like physical health, we all have one and we have to take care of it. The Canadian Mental Health Association defines mental health as “being more than being happy all the [...]

Celebrating Mental Health Week2019-05-15T17:20:19-07:00

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s


Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, caring for them takes patience. The disease affects people’s ability to handle daily tasks, but luckily there are ways to help them maintain their dignity and sense of independence by using practical solutions. The three things to remember when planning [...]

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s2019-01-31T10:12:19-07:00

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s In Seniors


Early Signs of Alzheimer’s In Seniors As parents and grandparents in your life become older, it’s normal for certain signs of aging to naturally occur like decreased mobility and some memory loss. Certain studies have shown that about 40 percent of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. But [...]

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s In Seniors2019-01-24T16:01:43-07:00

Brain Awareness Week


Brain Awareness Week Brain health is a topic we have covered extensively here at Care At Home Services. From Brain Games, Alzheimer’s Research and Dementia Risk Prevention, to Continuing Your Education and Brain Terms & Knowledge, we know that mental health is important to living a long and fulfilling life. A great resource [...]

Brain Awareness Week2018-12-17T15:29:01-07:00

Continuing your education as you age


Continuing your education as you age Education has traditionally been something for the young to help them prepare for their careers and their adult life. However, this isn’t the case any more and many groups, including the World Health Organization, recommend active aging with lifelong learning. Gone are the days of an excuse, [...]

Continuing your education as you age2018-12-17T15:29:45-07:00

Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research


Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research Alzheimer’s Disease affects approximately 747,000 Canadians and is something we have touched on in our past post: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and Dimentia. It is a disease the for a long time seemingly had no preventative measures and no cure in sight. However in the past few [...]

Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research2018-12-17T15:31:07-07:00

Brain Games for Seniors


Brain Games for Seniors While many seniors will never show any signs of cognitive decline, there is a growing number that do experience a loss of skills and abilities to varying degrees as they age. While this can’t always be prevented, with cases like Alzheimer's or other debilitating diseases, there are many ways [...]

Brain Games for Seniors2018-12-17T15:42:08-07:00

Senior Mental Health Awareness


Senior Mental Health Awareness This week is World Mental Illness Awareness Week. In the last few years Canadians have made great strides in discussing and recognizing mental illness, but it is still a big issue for many that goes untreated or undiagnosed due to social stigmas and lack of awareness. Dementia and Depression [...]

Senior Mental Health Awareness2018-12-17T16:13:15-07:00