If you feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning, odds are that you’re not getting the good night’s sleep you need. As you get older, sleep can become more challenging, especially if you have a condition such as sleep apnea or Alzheimer’s disease. Restless sleep can also be a side effect of some common medications. Regardless of the
A seemingly simple task such as eating can eventually become a challenging and combative task for those who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Eating healthy, fuelling meals is a challenge on its own for most seniors, but it becomes especially difficult when your loved one forgets to eat, or a decline in motor skills makes it hard to use utensils.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
For seniors who wish to age in place in the comfort of their homes, it’s imperative that they maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet. Many seniors have unique nutritional requirements due to conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which makes meal preparation important in maintaining optimal health. With home care, you can have peace of mind knowing that someone