Lessons from “dining in the dark”

We recently visited O.NOIR in Toronto and shared a life-altering dining experience.   “O.NOIR does more than just stimulate the senses. After an hour or two in complete darkness...customers gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be blind - just like the restaurant’s team of wait staff consisting entirely of the visually-impaired.”   We entered the restaurant, … [Read more...]

Caring for a loved one? Get help today!

As a family caregiver, much of your time is taken up with caring for your loved one and that leaves little time for anything else. When you are not “on call”, you may be so exhausted that all you want to do is put your feet up and…relax. We get it and understand that the last thing on your mind might be downsizing. But, what if simplifying your home could make your … [Read more...]

Holiday Tips for Everyone Living with Dementia

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we would like to share some tips from our pal Teepa Snow, an expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care. Here are Holiday Tips from Teepa Snow. Whether you are a person with Dementia, a Care Partner or a Visitor, holidays can be stressful. As Teepa says, "until there's a cure, there is care!" Happy … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to go to The Caregiver Show!

Are you a family caregiver? Here are 10 Reasons to go to The Caregiver Show! MEET other family caregivers. ASK QUESTIONS and GET ANSWERS from the experts. FIND community resources to help you care, cope and connect. JOIN in “Table Talks” discussions. Discover a new support network. WATCH “Sybil and Betts” – a film about two long-time friends and a  dementia … [Read more...]

Notes from a caregiver’s diary… How can we teach compassion?

These days, Len doesn’t get out and about as much as he’d like. Sometimes, I suggest we take a drive to do an errand, so we can get out of the house and Mary can catch a quick nap. One afternoon, Len and I were headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things. The journey through the store was relatively uneventful. Dad pushed the buggy and I chatted as we walked up and … [Read more...]