Aging

22
Sep

The 7 Basic Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The thought of Alzheimer’s disease is frightful for many of us, but not many people know exactly what the basic stages of this disease are until they watch a love one progress. This neurological disorder is gradual, and most prevalent in senior populations. Despite the burdens it places on both the patient and family, it’s a disease that is not

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20
Sep

Protect Your Identity Before It’s Stolen

According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, seniors are among the highest groups at risk for identity theft. Unfortunately, one of Qualicare Ottawa’s client was a recent victim. Even the best identity theft protection service can’t stop ID theft from occurring. Rather, investing in a quality provider offers education and proper preparation in the event that suspicious activity occurs. As

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14
Sep

Help at the Push of a Button

In a recent survey, nearly 90% of seniors said they preferred to live in their own homes. Although loved ones want to respect these wishes, there are true risks involved with living independently. According to the National Council of Aging, one in three adults over the 65 will experience a fall each year. September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, and

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6
Sep

Music Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever been completely captivated by a song or an artist, so much so that simply hearing them brings you back to a different time in your life and brings pause to your busy day and a smile to your face? This type of music therapy is excellent at making people happy and creating a sense of nostalgia; these

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23
Aug

Grandchildren and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to accept at any age. The idea can be especially difficult for young children to understand and deal with. If a grandparent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to take a gentle approach with explanation. Think from a child’s point of view Suddenly a grandparent, someone whom you look up and listen to and admire,

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25
Jul

All About Brain Workout+™

We all know how important physical activity is, especially for seniors, but let’s not forget brain activity. It is essential for people of all ages to exercise their brains. Brain exercises improve memory and reduce loneliness and boredom. Qualicare’s Brain Workout+™ is a complete and “hands on” brain workout program aimed at keeping the mind sharp and healthy. What is

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18
Jul

Senior Health: Fun Activities to Do Outdoors This Summer

Summer is not just fun for kids, it’s a time when adults and seniors get outside and enjoy the simple beautiful things that warm weather offers. Spending time outdoors is healthy for people of all ages. Here are a few things seniors can do to really enjoy the summer months. Trail Walking Ottawa has some stunning nature trails that provide

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27
Jun

Returning Home From A Hospital Stay

Visiting the hospital for any length of time is generally an unpleasant or unwelcomed experience. It is usually as a result from traumatic experience. Most people are excited to be discharged and to finally return to the comforts of home. When recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, however, additional measures may be needed. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay,

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13
Jun

4 Activities to Maintain an Active Mind

Like the human body, the mind requires exercise to stay active and healthy. Over time, neurons begin to lose their inter-connectivity if not properly exercised. This deterioration in brain function is tied to memory loss and mental decline and linked to anxiety and depression in the elderly. As we age, it’s more important than ever to keep the brain engaged

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22
Oct

10 Signs Your Parents May Need Help at Home

There comes a time when the relationship between parent and child switches places. While once your parent offered unconditional emotional and financial support and guidance, over time the roles switch and suddenly the child becomes the caregiver and protector. Though parents and children alike may resist this transition, there are many signs that indicate the parent may need help at

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