April 6, 2020 – You won't see it officially listed anywhere as a symptom of COVID-19, but “cabin fever” – that feeling of increasing tedium, irritability and restlessness that often accompanies prolonged stays indoors – is definitely on the rise as we practise social distancing and self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
March 21, 2020 – I don't know about you, but when I was younger, an unplanned school closure was an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It meant a break in routine, it was novel, it was fun! For some, maybe most, of our children today, they are experiencing this "novel" event of a school closure for the first time on a dramatically different scale from what you or I might have seen in the past with a snow-day or a result of flooding.
May 24, 2019 – Effective management of pain in the elderly requires a more holistic approach, one that involves careful assessment, intervention and analysis that considers stage of life, past experiences, and the present situation. And while medications certainly have their place, there are a host of other tools that people can put into their toolbox.
March 29, 2019 – There are a number of health issues that can cause you to feel tired and down. One problem that sometimes sneaks up on people, especially those over the age of 50 or who follow a vegetarian diet, is vitamin B12 deficiency. The following Q&A is designed to provide you with some background on this condition as well as steps you can take to avoid it.
March 22, 2019 – While a person with dementia may no longer have their memories, they still retain their feelings and emotions. They still want to feel valued and important. They live only in the present tense. By visiting them, you increase their quality of life, and the good feelings last even after the visit ends.