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A recent study has found that Canadians are highly motivated to save money in preparation of long-term care. (Shutterstock)

Older Canadians’ savings are shaped by their long-term care preferences

While both nursing homes and home care impose financial burdens, their differing structures can influence how older Canadians save money.
LGBTQ+ caregivers from racial minorities reported experiencing poorer family quality of life and higher depressive symptoms. FG Trade/E+ via Getty Images

LGBTQ+ caregivers of people with dementia face unique stresses that lead to poorer physical and mental health

Discrimination, isolation and stigma related to sexual orientation or gender identity likely contribute to the higher rates of depression and lower quality of life of LGBTQ+ caregivers.
Students with ADHD who get a daily report card had 4.5 fewer rule violations per 30-minute class than those without one, one study found. Hispanolistic/E+ Collection/Getty Images

Daily report cards can decrease disruptions for children with ADHD

Traditional report cards sent home every few months are fine for most students. But for kids with behavioral issues, a daily report card can be a better option.
Caregivers are encouraged to have conversations about mental health early and often, whether their child or teen is struggling or not. (Shutterstock)

What to do if your child is struggling: Steps caregivers can take to help kids and teens with their mental health

With child and adolescent mental health problems on the rise, here is a step-by-step guide for caregivers for recognizing signs of mental distress and responding with support and resources.
Many Americans in their early 50s take care of older loved ones. FredFroese/E+ via Getty Imagres

GOP’s proposed expansion of SNAP work requirements targets many low-income people in their early 50s – but many of them already work

Republicans are pressing for policy changes based on a misconception that hardly anyone who gets help buying groceries with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits is employed.
People of any age or walk of life can access and benefit from meditation. Daniel de la Hoz/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Meditation and mindfulness offer an abundance of health benefits and may be as effective as medication for treating certain conditions

Mindfulness, one of the most common forms of meditation, is a skill that must be cultivated and practiced. With some training and discipline, it can help anyone live more fully in the moment.
Reflection Rooms are evidence-based, participatory art installations that help people express emotions about death and dying. (Shutterstock)

Reflection Room: Exploring pandemic-related grief in long-term care homes

Reflection Rooms support people making sense of experiences related to dying and death. They provide an immersive space to read stories written by others and write and share their own stories.
It is not just the number of words that children hear that is important — the quality of the language children hear also matters. (Shutterstock)

How caregivers can help build children’s emerging language skills

Given the clear importance of language skills for lifelong outcomes, it is critical to set children up early for language success.

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