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Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Norfolk, Ont. mink farmers make Faces of Fur calendar

Sandra admits the anti-fur lobby is huge and recalls 450 mink being released by activists who broke into the cages on a Simcoe farm a few years back

Matilda comes to Toronto as part of Mirvish's '15-'16 season

Two Tony Award-winning musicals and a hit London play are among the productions in the Mirvish 2015-16 season.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

Tips for Alzheimer’s caregivers


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Oct 03, 2015 - 0 comments

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 40 per cent of family caregivers become depressed and many find relief only when the wandering off, agitation and bathroom accidents become so bad that institutional care is their last hope.


Personal playlists bring back memories for Alzheimer’s patients

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May 27, 2015 - 0 comments

The Music for Memory Project was created in response to overwhelming evidence showing the beneficial effects of music and stimulation to improve quality of life for people living with dementia.

Three out of five people with dementia will go missing

Nov 26, 2014 - 0 comments

Why do people living with dementia go missing? How do we, as individuals and as a community, help someone who looks confused or lost if we encounter them?

Toronto Festival of Authors welcomes Ann Eriksson

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FYI previews the 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors, running Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 in Toronto, with profiles of two participating writers. Visit ifoa.org for festival details

Awards: The Pain of Caring

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Jul 04, 2014 - 0 comments

2014 caregiver award winner Vicky Willis testifies to the physical strain and emotional pain involved in caring for a spouse with dementia - click headline

Women’s Brain Health Initiative recommends Brain Food

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“For many of the risk factors for cognitive decline, nutrition and diet play an important role in either preventing them or reducing their effects,” says Beck, who has joined forces with the Women’s Brain Health Initiative to educate Canadians about the relationship between a healthy diet and a healthy brain. - click headline

Dispatches from the struggle against Alzheimer’s

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Jan 19, 2014 - 5 comments

Her daughter was in tears. She couldn’t believe that her mother was still so alive inside - click headline

Alzheimer’s gender gap

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...almost 70 per cent of new Alzheimer’s sufferers will be women...there is little research exploring this phenomenon - click headline

Ontario tax credit covers some renovations done by seniors

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A household that spends $10,000 on eligible home renovations potentially can get back $1,500. The tax credit has a $10,000 maximum per couple. Qualified applicants must be 65 years or older by the end of the year...- click headline or photo

Turned on to better foods

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Boomer foodies are an ‘awakened’ market, continuously searching for more healthy foods like sprouted grains, legumes and pods to keep them young - click headline or photo