Category: Caregiver support

Programs/supports for caregivers in community

Understanding Geriatric Depression: Video and Tips for Caregivers

What does depression look like in those over 65 years of age? Baycrest Health Sciences’ Dr. Robert Madan sits down with Steve Paikin to explain how geriatric depression presents itself. Here is the short video and below we give some important tips to support our caregivers. If you think an elderly friend or relative suffers…

Caring for Someone at Home with Dementia: Don’t Neglect Your Own Self-Care

The decision to care for someone with dementia at home can be exhausting work – both mentally and physically. In our previous Blog Post, we shared a practical resource to simplify the home and improve environmental safety. In this Blog Post, let’s explore the ways to help you stay strong and able to cope with your…

Housing Options for Persons Living with Dementia Guide

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has compiled an excellent resource worthy of sharing: Housing Options for Persons Living with Dementia Guide. It should be highlighted that the document has an impressive Study Review Team from: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Employment and Social Development Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, and Alzheimer Society…

The Brain Health Movement

West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) believes in the brain health movement – a global community dedicated to aging well and preserving a lifetime of memories. That’s why we partner with the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto, leverage their research and more recently, participate in the 2015 Walk for Memories @AlzToronto. Life expectancy is rising in Canada which…

Online Caregiving Videos

Your team at West Toronto Services for Seniors, recognizes the importance of current advice and resources for Canadians providing care for aging relatives and friends.  It is our goal to include information from a variety of resources:  our agency, government, and other private or public organizations*. In the news today, Thursday October 24, 2013: RBC…