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We thrive on strong family bonds and trusting, loyal friendships. And we ache, deeply and profoundly, when those bonds are broken.
Graham Hookey writes that we should be attentive when a loved one is heading to an institution
Public places have lots of germs, as does the home, so wash hands frequently and keep kitchen clean
One of the frustrations of the elderly is the fact that as time passes, all systems and senses tend to be compromised.
Let’s face it, the elderly population has two things going against it when it comes to speed.
It’s important to know this, not so much as an elderly person, but as a caregiver or relative of an elderly person.
High cholesterol, low exercise rates can be factors
Maple Ridge News columnist Graham Hookey: Three-quarters of those with Alzheimer’s over 65 are women
Distractions and setbacks can rob you of your goals
Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare.
If an elderly person is going to be outside, some precautions are necessary.
Change is hard on anyone, but life-altering change has to be extremely difficult on the elderly.
We’ve all heard stories of someone’s grandfather who is turning 98 and drinks a bottle of whiskey a day while chain-smoking cigarettes.
Considering European experience, government promises may be hollow
Caring for elderly parents makes writer think about what will happen to him in the years
Sometimes, out of lonliness, keeping up appearances or a home are a waste of time
Graham Hookey writes about education, parenting and elder care weekly in the Maple Ridge News
A column by Graham Hookey who writes about education, parenting and eldercare
Graham Hookey writes about education, parenting and eldercare
The real question for relatives and caregivers is whether steps can be taken to improve vitality in those who lack it.