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What causes delusional, paranoid, hallucinatory behavior

By Micha Shalev Delusional, paranoid, hallucinatory behavior may be a response to internal or external factors. They most often occur as a result of brain...

Elder health Q&A: Dementia

By Dr. Jenny Chiang Q:  What is dementia? Dementia is a general term used to describe a brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think...

Benefits of a continence care program for the memory impaired

By Micha Shalev Elderly incontinence represents a major challenge for the long-term care (LTC) industry. It negatively impacts seniors on many levels and has a...

Increased fall risk for those diagnosed with dementia

By Micha Shalev People with dementia are four to five times more likely to experience falls than older people without significant cognitive impairment. Rehabilitation is...

Wandering and dementia – aspects and the risk of falling

By Micha Shalev Wandering, a complex motor, cognitive and behavioral disorder, is a common symptom among patients with dementia. A contemporary definition for wandering is:...

A good diet is good medicine for what ails you

By Janice Walper “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Greek physician and philosopher, Hippocrates’ advice is timeless and perhaps more important...

What is a rest home? Part 2

By Micha Shalev One of life’s greatest challenges is deciding when a loved one is no longer capable of living independently. Often, a time of...

Tips for caregivers and seniors on safety issues in the home

By Angela Rocheleau One of the biggest challenges of aging at home independently is the threat of slips and falls in the home. There are...

How to deal with bullies in senior housing

By Marianne Delorey© Although we usually think of school-aged kids when we think of bullies and the bullied, there is a fair amount of bullying...

Help for caregivers

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care Each January arrives with a feeling of fresh possibility and renewed optimism. We feel grateful for the things...