Posts by Alistair Hicks

Facing the challenges of dementia.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Facing the challenges of dementia.

Is the Person You Care for at Risk of Wandering or Getting Lost? Joe and his wife made a wonderful life for each other on a small farm in Sooke. When Joe’s wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a degenerative disease, Joe was determined to care for her in the familiar surroundings of their family home. He found it challenging but rewarding, and things went along well until one night when his wife grew confused, having lost all memory of the 40 years they had lived together. She decided to leave the house to find the childhood home she still remembered.   “The coldest night of the...

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Be Santa to a Senior in Victoria

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Be Santa to a Senior in Victoria

This is the time of year when many of us are busy attending holiday parties. But not everyone is so fortunate. Many of our elderly find December a lonely, isolating month. That’s why becoming Santa for a Senior can make a huge difference. Nancy Hum was looking over a small Christmas tree at Heart Pharmacy IDA Shelbourne earlier this week. The tree was decorated with paper ornaments, on which are written the name of a senior and a gift they are hoping to receive for Christmas. Hum then spied an ornament which lists “socks and slippers” and removed it from the tree. That means...

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