Aging Parents

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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5
Jun

Help Your Parents’ Move Be as Smooth as Possible

We all understand that the moving process can demand a lot of our time and energy. When it’s time for your aging parents to downsize from their current home, they need all the help and support they can get in dealing with the transition. The emotional toll is particularly heavy if your parents are moving from the family home they

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29
May

Healthy Aging: How to Get More Restful Sleep

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 medications. Regardless of the causes

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28
Mar

Giving Back to Mom and Dad

Your parents have cared for you when you were little: singing a lullaby to help you sleep, protecting you from danger, cooking and feeding, helping you get over sicknesses, and countless other ways. As your parents age, a time may come when it’s necessary to return their kindness and reverse those roles. When everyday tasks become a challenge for your

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30
Jan

Senior Health: Winter Safety Tips

As much as many of us would love to hibernate during the winter, we all must face that snow, ice, and cold at some point. For seniors, wintertime in Ottawa can provide additional risks when it comes to getting around on slippery streets and even at home. Follow these quick tips to steer clear of common risks that can pose

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16
Jan

Senior Health: Wintertime Fall Prevention

After Leonard Cohen’s death, the risk of falls has become a public health concern. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s report on Seniors’ Fall in Canada, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations for Canadian seniors, and more than one in four seniors fall each year. While falls can happen anywhere inside or outside, wintery conditions increase

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10
Nov

Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

Flu and seniors can be a dangerous combination. The flu, for many of us, often presents itself as a simple, run-of-the-mill ailment that will run its course after a few restful days, combined with some hot soup and medication. But for seniors, and many others with vulnerable immune systems, complications from the flu can be severe. According to CDC statistics,

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3
Nov

Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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