Dementia, Capacity and the Benefit of the Doubt

Short term memory loss is an early sign of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia which over time can lead to confusion, loss of inhibitions, paranoia, and personality changes. Family members are often disturbed by these changes, especially when their family member does not acknowledge these changes and will not accept more help. Therefore, they […]

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How to help someone who is lost or confused

According to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s Finding Your Way – How to help someone who is lost or confused – a practical guide, 60 percent of people with dementia become lost at some point. We all have a role to play in making our communities safe for people with dementia. Would you know what […]

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Invest in yourself by joining a support group

In the Quinte region, there are support groups for things such as addictions, ALS, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, autism, bereavement, brain injury, cancer, caregiving, diabetes, gambling, heart attack, mental health, ostomy, over eating, stroke, parenting, Parkinson’s, pregnancy, Tourette Syndrome, vision loss and many, many more. Support group, members provide each other with various types of help, usually […]

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See Who Cares at these events

Who Cares is stoked to meet seniors and caregivers at two upcoming events! County Seniors Information & Active Living Fair  Thursday November 1st  10 am – 3 pm Wellington and District Community Centre | 111 Belleville Street, Wellington FREE transportation available! Batawa Seniors Fair Friday, November 2nd Batawa Community Centre 81 Plant St, Batawa Expo Hours: […]

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A Caregiver’s guide – a handbook about end-of-life care

A Caregiver’s Guide: a Handbook About End-of-Life Care was developed by the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. The handbook provides guidance and assistance and addresses the many fears and uncertainties about terminal illness and caregiving in clear and simple terms. Further, it focusses on the physical, […]

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Bob Wludyka is a man who cares

Show you care by purchasing a ticket before October 17 to help support Hospice Quinte After a career with Canada Post spanning almost four decades, helping others seemed to be the natural choice for Bob Wludyka upon his retirement. “I wondered what I could do to make money for charities,” says Wludyka. “I enjoyed wood […]

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Community Health Centres care about family and community health

Ontario’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) are your best defense in chronic disease prevention and management. CHCs are all about keeping people well and keeping communities healthy. They provide primary care services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. They work with local residents to build the capacity of the community to improve its general […]

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