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Think Aging Solutions Coaching & Support for Caregivers, Seniors and Professionals. Real Life Aging Solutions Providing Guidance, Resources and Tools. Think Aging’s goal is simple: to support caregivers including families and professionals, and to help everyone re-Think Aging.

Our philosophy follows the idea of “Balanced Success” – helping caregivers successfully care for their loved ones while keeping in balance with all the other important aspects of their lives. We do this through coaching programs, online courses, and certifications for professional healthcare providers. Think Aging is based in Ontario but supports caregivers across Canada and around the world. We are a resource and information hub for the Georgian Triangle Comfort Keepers.

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Live life to the fullest! ✨
09/07/2021

Live life to the fullest! ✨

Live life to the fullest! ✨

One of the key rituals for me is my Gratitude Journal. This allows me to start my day on a positive note in the morning,...
06/07/2021

One of the key rituals for me is my Gratitude Journal. This allows me to start my day on a positive note in the morning, and record the positive things that happened in my day in the evening. As with all of these tips, your Gratitude Journal can be anything you like. But hopefully, just like all these tips, my Gratitude Journal will get you off on the right track! Then, over time, you can adapt it to the style and use that suits you best.

You can print the PDF, use the ideas in the template for your own handwritten journal, or even use the template in your own Word document (or some other wordprocessor). And once again, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I also encourage you to reach out to me and let me know how it goes!

Until next time, good luck with starting out with your rituals!

Download Your Gratitude Journal for FREE 📗🔗
https://www.thinkaging.com/gratitudejournal

One of the key rituals for me is my Gratitude Journal. This allows me to start my day on a positive note in the morning, and record the positive things that happened in my day in the evening. As with all of these tips, your Gratitude Journal can be anything you like. But hopefully, just like all these tips, my Gratitude Journal will get you off on the right track! Then, over time, you can adapt it to the style and use that suits you best.

You can print the PDF, use the ideas in the template for your own handwritten journal, or even use the template in your own Word document (or some other wordprocessor). And once again, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I also encourage you to reach out to me and let me know how it goes!

Until next time, good luck with starting out with your rituals!

Download Your Gratitude Journal for FREE 📗🔗
https://www.thinkaging.com/gratitudejournal

#repost @meaningfulhorizon How can we help persons living with dementia to live a dignified and meaningful life? Let's g...
02/07/2021

#repost @meaningfulhorizon

How can we help persons living with dementia to live a dignified and meaningful life? Let's go back to the basics, by shifting our focus and language.
How can we shift our language to better reflect the situation rather than the person with dementia?

The old practice suggests categorizing the person's behaviours as "confused". This approach doesn't tell me much about what IS happening and what "confused" looks like? Your confusion and my confusion are not the same. Yes, they may be confused because they present with unclear verbalizations, facts are mixed up, and disoriented to place or person. The point is to shift away from this labeling language and focus on what is happening.

The next approach "she is confused because she has dementia" contributes to stigmatizing and deficit-based language. This generalized statement does not accurately reflect the person with dementia.

Instead, let's focus on the situation and what is happening. What do we see? How do we feel? What is happening right now?

This is why the last statement, "I am confused because I don't know what she is saying" is a much more accurate representation and better approach to care. This statement tells us that, there are some barriers with communication that we need to knock down and bridge the gap between them and us. This approach helps us to find the root cause of this "confusion" between the care partner and the person with dementia.

Remember this, what you perceive as the truth is always going to be different from what others perceive as the truth.

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#repost @meaningfulhorizon

How can we help persons living with dementia to live a dignified and meaningful life? Let's go back to the basics, by shifting our focus and language.
How can we shift our language to better reflect the situation rather than the person with dementia?

The old practice suggests categorizing the person's behaviours as "confused". This approach doesn't tell me much about what IS happening and what "confused" looks like? Your confusion and my confusion are not the same. Yes, they may be confused because they present with unclear verbalizations, facts are mixed up, and disoriented to place or person. The point is to shift away from this labeling language and focus on what is happening.

The next approach "she is confused because she has dementia" contributes to stigmatizing and deficit-based language. This generalized statement does not accurately reflect the person with dementia.

Instead, let's focus on the situation and what is happening. What do we see? How do we feel? What is happening right now?

This is why the last statement, "I am confused because I don't know what she is saying" is a much more accurate representation and better approach to care. This statement tells us that, there are some barriers with communication that we need to knock down and bridge the gap between them and us. This approach helps us to find the root cause of this "confusion" between the care partner and the person with dementia.

Remember this, what you perceive as the truth is always going to be different from what others perceive as the truth.

_________________________

💛Follow for more meaningful insights
🤎Like this post, if you enjoyed it
💜Save this post for daily inspiration
💚Share this post to help end the stigma
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Just a reminder for you today 💚✨You’re doing great.
24/06/2021

Just a reminder for you today 💚✨

You’re doing great.

Just a reminder for you today 💚✨

You’re doing great.

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17/06/2021

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Recipe of the Month: Berry Chicken Salad 🥗🍓As the weather becomes warmer and we are able to see the light of day again, ...
14/06/2021

Recipe of the Month: Berry Chicken Salad 🥗🍓

As the weather becomes warmer and we are able to see the light of day again, I hope that you will enjoy this summer recipe!☀️

Enjoy as it is packed with protein and there is always enough for leftovers.

Berry Chicken Salad ⬇️

Ingredients

• ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise or plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional-I never use it)
• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
• ½ teaspoon of dried tarragon
• 1 ½ cups chopped or shredded leftover chicken (1 bigger breast)
• 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries or whole fresh blueberries
• ½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
• ¼ cup chopped celery
• Torn salad greens or spinach
• Handful of finely chopped pecans lightly toasted (optional)

Instructions:

• Whisk the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
• Add chicken, berries, peas, celery, and stir well to combine.
• Scoop chicken salad over salad greens or spinach.
• Sprinkle nuts over top if using.

Recipe of the Month: Berry Chicken Salad 🥗🍓

As the weather becomes warmer and we are able to see the light of day again, I hope that you will enjoy this summer recipe!☀️

Enjoy as it is packed with protein and there is always enough for leftovers.

Berry Chicken Salad ⬇️

Ingredients

• ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise or plain yogurt
• 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional-I never use it)
• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
• ½ teaspoon of dried tarragon
• 1 ½ cups chopped or shredded leftover chicken (1 bigger breast)
• 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries or whole fresh blueberries
• ½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed
• ¼ cup chopped celery
• Torn salad greens or spinach
• Handful of finely chopped pecans lightly toasted (optional)

Instructions:

• Whisk the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
• Add chicken, berries, peas, celery, and stir well to combine.
• Scoop chicken salad over salad greens or spinach.
• Sprinkle nuts over top if using.

Attitude is everything, as they say. Although that’s too simplistic to be entirely true, getting yourself into the right...
11/06/2021
5 Morning Rituals That Can Help Caregivers Face the Day

Attitude is everything, as they say.

Although that’s too simplistic to be entirely true, getting yourself into the right mindset is important.

Not only will it make you a better caregiver, it will help you be a calmer person – you don’t want to be so on edge that you bite the head off the Starbucks Barista for getting your macchiato whatchamacallit wrong. (Not that you would. But I’m sure all you caregivers out there can relate to fighting the urge!)

So how do you get yourself into the right mindset? Morning rituals will help!

Here are my five morning rituals that I do every morning upon waking. They are surprisingly simple and help me set up my day for Balanced Success.

Read the full blog here https://www.thinkaging.com/blog/5-morning-rituals-that-can-help-caregivers-face-the-day

Attitude is everything. 5 Morning Rituals That Can Help Caregivers Face the Day shows you how you can get into the right mindset first thing in the morning.

A huge thanks to @sumac_salt for the delicious dinner that was delivered on saturday to our home. 🙌🏼Everything was outra...
07/06/2021

A huge thanks to @sumac_salt for the delicious dinner that was delivered on saturday to our home. 🙌🏼

Everything was outrageous fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. You made our Saturday date night very special. 😊

A huge thanks to @sumac_salt for the delicious dinner that was delivered on saturday to our home. 🙌🏼

Everything was outrageous fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. You made our Saturday date night very special. 😊

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05/06/2021

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Here’s the Italian chef in me coming out... 👩🏻‍🍳When you’re a caregiver, giving careful consideration to the foods you e...
31/05/2021

Here’s the Italian chef in me coming out... 👩🏻‍🍳

When you’re a caregiver, giving careful consideration to the foods you eat is more important than ever. Food is energy, and wasted food is wasted energy. Chances are, we are getting a little older ourselves, which means we can’t live on tacos and chips and chicken wings like we used to! 🤔

Here are a few tips for eating to stay in tip-top health and give you more energy: ⬇️

🥦 Eat fresh, non-processed foods like vegetables and home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients

🍔 Avoid fast foods, even though they are convenient

🍓 If you are snacking, make healthy choices like fruit

👂Listen to what your body is telling you. If you feel sluggish after eating any particular foods like bread, meat, or cheese, avoid eating them or eat them in smaller quantities.

💦 Drink lots of water

Canada’s Food Guide is a good source for nutritional information. Consulting your own primary care provider is always a good idea, too!

The tea ritual is quite ancient, coming originally from Asian countries including Japan and China. However, today’s mode...
27/05/2021

The tea ritual is quite ancient, coming originally from Asian countries including Japan and China. However, today’s modern version often does not have the same formality or meanings attached. The ancient rituals are often about community and sharing the experience with other people. The modern tea ritual we’re talking about can be done by one.

Despite these differences, a solo tea ritual is still an effective way to help us focus our minds and purge any bad thoughts and feelings. It’s about noticing every step and experiencing it in the moment: how the tea smells, how the boiling water sounds hitting the insides of the tea pot, how the cup feels in our hand. 🫖

The tea ritual – and rituals in general – are like a self-tune-up, checking our levels and getting ourselves ready to move or to recover from our day. 💚

The tea ritual is quite ancient, coming originally from Asian countries including Japan and China. However, today’s modern version often does not have the same formality or meanings attached. The ancient rituals are often about community and sharing the experience with other people. The modern tea ritual we’re talking about can be done by one.

Despite these differences, a solo tea ritual is still an effective way to help us focus our minds and purge any bad thoughts and feelings. It’s about noticing every step and experiencing it in the moment: how the tea smells, how the boiling water sounds hitting the insides of the tea pot, how the cup feels in our hand. 🫖

The tea ritual – and rituals in general – are like a self-tune-up, checking our levels and getting ourselves ready to move or to recover from our day. 💚

Hi, and thanks for following Think Aging. I am touched and grateful that you want to be part of our community! 🙌🏼Let’s g...
21/05/2021

Hi, and thanks for following Think Aging. I am touched and grateful that you want to be part of our community! 🙌🏼

Let’s get to know each other a bit better😊

➡️ I am 58 and married to not only my soulmate but also my business partner. Together we have a blended family of 4 adult children. We have the cutest toy poodle named Rexy.

➡️ My husband, Blaine, and I are both early risers. When we are not working on growing our business for caregivers and people who care for loved ones, you can find us travelling, cycling, hiking, skiing, and riding our Peloton indoor bike.

➡️ My favourite meal is rigatoni and meatballs, and for dessert, carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

Tell me a little about yourself! Post in the comments section.

Thanks again for your love and support, and if there are any areas that you want to see us cover, drop a DM to me, and we will make it happen. 💚

Have an awesome day, and welcome to the Think Aging Community!!

Hi, and thanks for following Think Aging. I am touched and grateful that you want to be part of our community! 🙌🏼

Let’s get to know each other a bit better😊

➡️ I am 58 and married to not only my soulmate but also my business partner. Together we have a blended family of 4 adult children. We have the cutest toy poodle named Rexy.

➡️ My husband, Blaine, and I are both early risers. When we are not working on growing our business for caregivers and people who care for loved ones, you can find us travelling, cycling, hiking, skiing, and riding our Peloton indoor bike.

➡️ My favourite meal is rigatoni and meatballs, and for dessert, carrot cake with cream cheese icing.

Tell me a little about yourself! Post in the comments section.

Thanks again for your love and support, and if there are any areas that you want to see us cover, drop a DM to me, and we will make it happen. 💚

Have an awesome day, and welcome to the Think Aging Community!!

Happy Personal Support Workers Day! ✨Today we celebrate and thank all PSWs for the dedication to providing quality patie...
20/05/2021

Happy Personal Support Workers Day! ✨

Today we celebrate and thank all PSWs for the dedication to providing quality patient care at-home, in hospitals, long-term care and our senior homes. 🙌🏼

Thank you to our incredible Personal Support Workers for all you do!!! 💚

Happy Personal Support Workers Day! ✨

Today we celebrate and thank all PSWs for the dedication to providing quality patient care at-home, in hospitals, long-term care and our senior homes. 🙌🏼

Thank you to our incredible Personal Support Workers for all you do!!! 💚

MOVE YOUR BRAIN 🧠Another thing I do every day is MOVE my brain. Your brain is like a muscle that needs to be used – and ...
18/05/2021

MOVE YOUR BRAIN 🧠

Another thing I do every day is MOVE my brain. Your brain is like a muscle that needs to be used – and used in different ways – to stay in shape. 💪

Here are a few things I do to keep my brain stimulated: ⬇️

😁 Read 10 pages minimum of a book
😁 Research an interesting topic
😁 Learn five new words then use them in sentences
😁 Play a board game, either online or with another person (I scored a 157-point word in Scrabble!)

Other people like to do puzzles, crosswords, online brain games, and other brain exercises.

Really, it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing something to keep your brain active and interested. 🥰

MOVE YOUR BRAIN 🧠

Another thing I do every day is MOVE my brain. Your brain is like a muscle that needs to be used – and used in different ways – to stay in shape. 💪

Here are a few things I do to keep my brain stimulated: ⬇️

😁 Read 10 pages minimum of a book
😁 Research an interesting topic
😁 Learn five new words then use them in sentences
😁 Play a board game, either online or with another person (I scored a 157-point word in Scrabble!)

Other people like to do puzzles, crosswords, online brain games, and other brain exercises.

Really, it doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing something to keep your brain active and interested. 🥰

Last weekend I enjoyed an incredible Mother’s Day Brunch. 🙏🏼Thanks guys for an awesome Mother’s Day Brunch. Everything w...
16/05/2021

Last weekend I enjoyed an incredible Mother’s Day Brunch. 🙏🏼

Thanks guys for an awesome Mother’s Day Brunch. Everything was perfection. Blaine and I (Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle) can’t wait until we can actually dine with you and the Team again. The Tremont Cafe

Love you guys, Liz and Blaine. 💚

Last weekend I enjoyed an incredible Mother’s Day Brunch. 🙏🏼

Thanks guys for an awesome Mother’s Day Brunch. Everything was perfection. Blaine and I (Comfort Keepers Georgian Triangle) can’t wait until we can actually dine with you and the Team again. The Tremont Cafe

Love you guys, Liz and Blaine. 💚

In honor of #NationalNursesWeek, we wanted to say THANK YOU to every nurse for all that you've done and the continual sa...
13/05/2021

In honor of #NationalNursesWeek, we wanted to say THANK YOU to every nurse for all that you've done and the continual sacrifices you make daily.

Comfort Keepers Collingwood and Georgian Triangle is celebrating all of our amazing RNs and RPNs on staff and in the community who dedicate their lives to helping their patients.

You are appreciated. 💚💚

If you have a nurse in your family or circle of friends, make sure to send them a shout-out today and thank them for the exceptional work they are doing in these tough times.

In honor of #NationalNursesWeek, we wanted to say THANK YOU to every nurse for all that you've done and the continual sacrifices you make daily.

Comfort Keepers Collingwood and Georgian Triangle is celebrating all of our amazing RNs and RPNs on staff and in the community who dedicate their lives to helping their patients.

You are appreciated. 💚💚

If you have a nurse in your family or circle of friends, make sure to send them a shout-out today and thank them for the exceptional work they are doing in these tough times.

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