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Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Is your family able to cooperate and help each other? Is there tolerance and mutual support? Or, do competition, criticism and blame dominate your family’s internal relationships?

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, your family’s ability to adapt and support each other is challenged. This is a time for personal growth and family transformation.

If you are part of a family who is caring for a member with Alzheimer’s and you are taking the time to read this blog, I know you are focussed on the following steps:

  1. You want your loved one to be safe.
  2. You
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Separation or divorce: How do you know if your marriage is over?

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Separation or divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to face. You might reach a decision gradually, over time or perhaps it comes about quite quickly and unexpectedly. You could be considering separation or divorce while in the midst of repairing any discord in your marriage, or you could one day firmly reach a conclusion that your marriage is over.

Often your decision will come about when the pain of staying in the same unhappy relationship outweighs the fear and anxiety of entering unchartered territory.

Five points to consider when contemplating separation and divorce

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Fitness Dad or Mindful Mom? Inspiring children to keep fit

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Father playing soccer with sonChildren should be encouraged to participate in and explore physical activities that are safe, enjoyable and contribute to their natural development and curiosity. The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recommends that children aged 5-11 years old should accumulate a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily.

Unfortunately, Statistics Canada has found that less than 10 percent of children are meeting this current guideline. A part of this problem is a seemingly disconnect between how much activity parents believe their children attain versus the actual output. The solution? Try to become more aware of your child’s day and activities: aim to decrease …

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Grieving for the death of a parent

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an elderly personMy father died last summer at the age of 90. It is the natural order of life that our parents will die before we do and for most, the loss of a parent brings about a profound sense of grief.

Our relationship to our parents evolves over a lifetime together, changing and maturing as we move through the many stages of life, as does our understanding of each other as we mature. Initially, we view our parents though the eyes of a child. We see our parents anew as we take on the challenges and responsibilities of teen and then adult life, and again when we become parents and …

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Celebrate Food Heroes on World Food Day

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Boy eating strawberriesHeroes do what matters and contribute to the greater good but they don’t all wear tights and a cape. In fact, my heroes wear work boots and have dirt under their fingernails. My heroes are family farmers around the world who put safe and wholesome food into their local communities and on our tables. Think of the anxiety you would feel if you didn’t have access to fresh, farm-grown food, and good nutrition! Unfortunately, food insecurity happens all over the world, in both poor and wealthy nations and the family farm is an important antidote. It’s important that this World Food Day we celebrate family farming, and recognize the contributions of …

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