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22
Nov

How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills

It is not uncommon to experience mental decline or memory loss. With age, cognitive decline may occur, at times as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore it’s important to find ways to help keep their mind stimulated and engaged so their brain can remain active and healthy. Here are some effective activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.

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13
Nov

8 Care Options for Alzheimer’s Patients

  The effect of Alzheimer’s will differ for each patient. However, you can expect that the condition can worsen over time and they will eventually require care around the clock. Family members who have this disease could turn aggressive, incontinent, and unable to perform daily tasks on their own. Your loved ones may also tend to wander a lot, putting

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30
Oct

How to Cope with Aging Parents

Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first. For so long you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your “new roles” and learn to enjoy each

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26
Oct

5 Tips to Travel Safely with Dementia

Traveling with someone suffering from dementia can be a challenging process. Fear and anxiety can surface for you both, and it can become a scary experience that can lead to panic for those with dementia. That’s why preparing in advance is crucial so that you can prevent avoidable mishaps. Before you head off on your trip, go over these five

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4
Oct

Think FAST – The Warning Signs of an Oncoming Stroke

Sometimes when we feel like something is wrong we end up hiding symptoms and pain in order not to burden others. While this is very common, there are some symptoms that should never be ignored, such as the warning signs of a stroke. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age, and if the onset of a stroke goes

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4
Oct

9 Signs of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

As of today, Alzheimer’s is still an incurable disease affecting over 500,000 Canadians. As baby boomers transition into old age, those numbers are expected to nearly double over the next 15 years. As more and more people are being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, it is becoming increasingly important for people to know how to recognize the symptoms. Catching the disease

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28
Aug

5 Ways to Adapt After Hospitalization

  After you return home from hospitalization, there will be a period of time where you need to adjust and heal. In many cases, in order to avoid risk of endangering your health it might be necessary to make alterations and changes to your living environment and overall lifestyle as you recuperate. Here we look at five ways to adapt

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15
Aug

4 Reasons Proper Meal Preparation Matters

  For many seniors, being able to stay in the comfort of their home is important as they age. But for those who wish to age in place, it’s imperative that they receive a healthy, well-balanced diet while they’re at home. Many seniors also have unique nutritional requirements due to conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which makes

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24
Jul

Combatting Senior Malnutrition

  Malnutrition and inadequate nutritional care is sadly common for Canadian seniors, affecting more than 33% of the senior population. Since proper nutrition is the basis to overall health, many seniors are experiencing health risks such as infection, muscle tears, and poor wound healing, among other serious conditions. Caused by a combination of social, physical, and psychological issues, addressing senior

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10
Jul

5 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress

  Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. But it can quickly become stressful and difficult and eventually lead to caregiver burn out. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that alerts you it’s time to ask for help. Thankfully with excellent caregiving services that are

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