The Caring Circle

13 Sep
2019

Caring Ahead: Survey on family caregiving and preparing for end-of-life in dementia

Feeling supported and as prepared as possible for the end-of-life of a family member with dementia helps family caregivers cope and adjust during bereavement.  If you are caring for a family member or friend with dementia who lives in a nursing home, you are invited to complete the Caring Ahead questionnaire, even if end-of-life is …

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14 Aug
2019

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss – Community Outreach Session

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 AM Location: Room 1135 on the main floor of the Jeffery Hale pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy)         Nearly one in four adult Canadians report some hearing loss. In older adults, hearing loss often happens gradually over time. This loss can easily go undetected. It may …

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30 Jul
2019

How to Be More Mindful as You Walk

One of  our recent Wellness Centre outings  for caregivers allowed us to spend a summer morning exploring the beautiful Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende.  Christiane Ruggiero, a visiting occupational therapist from Florida with a specialty in neuro rehabilitation and caregiver herself helped participants become more aware of  the physical benefits of walking while being present …

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8 Jul
2019

Love to buy fresh food at your local farmers’ market?

Here are some food safety tips to help keep you and your family safe while supporting your local farmers and producers. Produce : fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure. Before eating fruits and vegetables, wash them thoroughly under fresh, cool, …

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2 Jul
2019

Better Conversations … A quick review from our June session

Last month many caregivers attended a community outreach session entitled “Better Communication with Memory Impaired Loved Ones”. Guest speaker Geneviève Gaboury, from Société Alzheimer de Québec gave us many practical and helpful tips to help us connect with people dealing with memory issues. Here are some of her main points for those of you who …

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6 Jun
2019

Major moving season is upon us, do you know how to prevent bedbug infestations?

Bedbugs are very hard to get rid of. If you do have bedbugs, it is strongly recommended that you hire a licensed professional pest control operator. Whichever treatment is used, it will only be effective if physical control methods and preventative measures are used together. The following tips can help you prevent an infestation:    …

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3 Jun
2019

Many risk factors of heart disease are under your control

  Did you know that heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada?             Heart disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to a heart attack, heart failure, or death. Physical effects of heart diseases and blood circulation conditions can include …

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3 Jun
2019

Caregivers’ Café July 3: Mindful Walking in the Garden

One activity that almost anyone can do to moderate stress is mindful walking. Spend a summer morning exploring the beautiful Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende with our volunteer guide Christiane Ruggiero, a visiting occupational therapist from Florida with a specialty in neuro rehabilitation. Become more aware of each step and breathe taken. Enjoy the physical …

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21 May
2019

Read this before you fire up the BBQ

Wire BBQ brush bristles can be hazardous to your health. They can become loose over time and stick to the grill, the bristles can stick to food and could be accidentally swallowed, possibly causing serious throat or digestive injuries.   Follow these tips to prevent your BBQ brush from ruining your fun: Inspect your barbecue …

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