With Alzheimer’s being the 6th leading cause of death, many in our community will be called upon to look after an ailing parent or spouse.
For every 100,000 people in Southwestern Ontario, 172.73 died from cancer in 2007, the most recent year for which data was obtained.
With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, patients with COPD should expect to experience less shortness of breath, better exercise tolerance, fewer hospitalizations and improved quality of life.
Some dementias resemble Alzheimer’s disease in that they also involve a progressive degeneration of brain cells that is currently irreversible. Do you know the difference?
As we grow older many are facing the responsibility of providing care and support for our senior, ill and aging parents and other family members who may be sick and facing their own set of challenges. This community website has been established as a forum for sharing experiences, frustrations and best practices as we all navigate through life and the system. This site should not be used for medical or legal advice.
You finally realize that your parents are getting to the point where they need some additional services, but then what? What is it that you are looking for? What type of help for the elderly is available? A companion, perhaps, for your disabled husband…someone to read to him or play cards with when you need[…]
There are many outreach programs that have been established in the London Ontario to deal with the rise of Alzheimers Disease that is affecting our growing senior population.
I was recently visiting a family friend in a nursing home and he brought me across the room to meet his friend Elizabeth. Once inside her room he requested that she shut the door and had her show us a folder with her financial statements. The two of them felt that she was being defrauded[…]