Posts by Peggy Hancyk

The Person Inside the Mess.

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 1 comment

The Person Inside the Mess.

It was excruciating to watch the TV Reality Show, “Hoarding”, as the so-called ‘experts’ aggressively tossed out years of memories, while a shattered person watched by the sidelines, heart-broken. Fortunately, modern medicine is providing more humane treatments for hoarding. Most professionals agree that living in a mini garbage dump is a symptom of a much greater problem and the focus should be the person who is suffering under all that trash. The resounding message from a community forum on hoarding was that a gentle, compassionate approach is the sure-fire way to effectively deal...

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Treasuring the Past

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Treasuring the Past

When people have dementia, the short-term memory suffers the most. A person may easily recount an incident that happened thirty years ago, but will not remember what you said a few seconds ago. This is a source of great distress to the affected person and it is very frustrating for caregivers and family members trying to engage with their client or loved one. New research is showing that communication channels can be successfully opened up when the person’s ability to remember past events is used to facilitate the process. People love to talk about the past and reminisce about their...

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The Diet Theory & Alzheimer’s

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

The Diet Theory & Alzheimer’s

The food we eat has a profound effect on our health. A diet low in proper nutrition and high in fats and sugars can lead to many chronic health problems and illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. As we age, the risk becomes progressively worse. Many researchers believe that diet is a major factor in the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease. Considering the illness’ devastating toll on patients, families and communities, any possible contributing factor is well worth investigating. Finland, United States, and Canada have the highest Alzheimer’s / Dementia death...

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Building A Resilient Brain

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Building A Resilient Brain

In 2017, we are no longer passive on-lookers as aging impacts our cognitive functioning. Thanks to exciting and revolutionary new knowledge from brain science, we can now take proactive steps in building up our brain’s defences against dementia. In a local workshop in Victoria BC, we all learned ways to make our brains more resilient to the impacts of aging.  An initiative of the Eldercare Foundation, March is “Embracing Aging Month” on Vancouver Island, with many interesting workshops to enlighten and educate. I was fascinated by “Heads Up, An Introduction to Brain Health”...

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