April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease and show support for people living with the condition, their families, and caregivers.


What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the movement of the body. While Parkinson's disease primarily affects movement, it can also lead to cognitive changes and even dementia in some cases. The exact mechanism by which Parkinson's disease causes dementia is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to the spread of Lewy bodies in the brain.



What are Lewy Bodies?

Lewy bodies are abnormal protein deposits that accumulate in the brain cells of people with Parkinson's disease. They are also found in the brains of people with other types of dementia, including dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer's disease (AD).


The spread of Lewy bodies in the brain can lead to damage in multiple areas, including the areas responsible for memory, attention, and language. This can result in cognitive changes such as memory loss, difficulty with planning and organizing, and changes in mood and behavior.


How WE support people living with Parkinson’s

It is important for people with Parkinson's disease to monitor their cognitive function and work closely with their healthcare team to manage their symptoms and prevent or delay the onset of dementia.



Regular exercise can help improve mobility, balance, and flexibility in people with Parkinson's disease. It can also improve mood and overall wellbeing! It’s easy to regularly exercise when there’s an encouraging person and that’s what Warm Embrace caregivers do. Learn more about our services.

Healthy diet

A balanced and healthy diet can help manage Parkinson's disease symptoms. Meal prepping and cooking are exhausting tasks and after a long week, it’s nice to have an extra set of hands to help. We have incredible caregivers at Warm Embrace who will coordinate meals for the week.

Respite care

Caring for a loved one is exhausting and can lead to burn out. Respite is an important part of self-care! Prevent burn out by contacting Warm Embrace to learn more about our Respite Care services.  


In honour of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month, take the time to learn more about Parkinson’s and raise awareness online to your family and friends. If you or know of someone who has Parkinson’s and need support, you are not alone! At Warm Embrace our mission is to empower the elderly to experience fulfillment through dignified care. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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Why you should walk outside this spring

Spring has sprung!


Spring is a season of renewal and growth, with longer days, warmer weather, and blooming flowers. Despite the muddiness that comes with spring, the sight of new growth and the sounds of chirping birds can lift our spirits and remind us of the beauty of nature. This is why walking outside in the spring can have benefits to your wellbeing!


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Here are 6 ways that walking outside in the spring can be good for you.


Improves Physical Health

Walking is a low-impact exercise that can help improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and improve overall fitness levels. Walking outside in the spring can also help you get the vitamin D that your body needs from sunlight exposure.


Reduces Stress

Walking outside in nature can help reduce stress and improve mood. The fresh air and natural surroundings can help calm the mind and reduce anxiety.


Boosts Mental Health

Walking outside can also have a positive impact on mental health. Being in nature and getting some sunlight can help improve mood, reduce symptoms of depression, and improve cognitive function.


Enhances Social Connections

Walking outside can also be a social activity. You can walk with a friend or join a walking group to meet new people and build connections.


Increases Creativity

Walking outside can also stimulate creativity. Being in nature can help you clear your mind, reduce distractions, and spark new ideas.


Helps with Sleep

Regular exercise, such as walking, can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia. Walking outside in the spring can also help regulate your body's natural circadian rhythms, which can help you sleep better at night.


Walking outside in the spring can have many benefits for your physical and mental health. It's a simple and enjoyable way to improve your wellbeing and enjoy the beauty of the season.

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